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Submitted by jlew on Wed, 03/10/2010 - 12:57pm.
Developers will be focusing on a specific application: The Video Chat Activity for the XO platform. Developers sponsored by PEN International will be charged with developing a proof of concept by improving the underlying software stack to improve video chat accessibility for communication between deaf and hard of hearing students in a classroom environment. The project leaders at PEN have expressed a long-term interest in the life of this application that includes release into the Opensource ecosystem, and eventually porting to other platforms.
Development will be documented on a weekly basis for publication/dissemination for the NTID Technology
Symposium and for the Open Source communities (i.e.The OLPC Video Chat wiki, Opensource.com,and TeachingOpensource.org). Deliverables will be the application itself and the raw documentation of the process. Documentation of the process and the development team's experience will be released on an ongoing basis--live when possible--and will culminate at the terminus of the project with an open source video production to be released and viewed at the NTID Technology Symposium and FOSScon RIT this summer.
|Stephen Jacobs||RIT||Faculty Advisor|
|Remy DeCausemaker||RIT||Project Lead - Storytelling, Evaluations, Mentor|
|Justin Lewis||RIT||Dev Team - Lead|
|Taylor Rose||Blog||Dev Team - Developer|
|Fran Rogers||RIT||Dev Team - Developer|
|Doney Oatman||RIT||Mentor Team - ASL|
|Mel Chua||Fedora||Mentor Team - Comm Arch, Evaluations|
|Luke Macken||Fedora||Mentor Team - Technical, Evaluations|
|Bernie Innocenti||SugarLabs||Mentor Team - Technical|
Our express goal as a development team is to create a working software prototype by the symposium. Our express goal as Storytellers is to share our process as well as progress, and include as many people in the development process as want to be productively contributing--whether it be patches, narratives, art/graphics, or expertise. By making raw feeds of code, video coverage of our team, and blog posts to external sites in the FOSS Ecosystem, we can tell our story on an on-going basis, with git log --stat, and ohloh metrics to back up our narratives.
We meet Mondays through Thursdays in our FossBox from 12:00 to 9:00. We can be found there and on IRC.