"That's the "bitter". The "sweet" is that both OLPC and
Sugar (now separate projects) are both doing a lot of good in the
world. Sugar, in particular, is doing a better job of connecting
with the community. That's a challenge for us in the community to
step up and do a much better job connecting with Sugar. We need to
make it the best thing ever, and that's going to mean more than lip
service. So we all need to get it installed and start contributing.
"The vocal people involved in this controversy (Nicholas
Negroponte, Walter Bender, Ivan Krstic, and Richard Stallman) have
done some great things in the world, for which they all deserve
respect, no matter what human frailties they may have shown
recently. It is therefore very frustrating to see them choosing not
to show much respect for each other. Yet again, the victims could
only be the kids caught in the middle.
"In brief, my opinion of the affair is this: Scuttling the
potential of the next generation of the Human race for programmer
politics isn't any better than scuttling it for proprietary
profits. Either is execrable behavior and it needs to be
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