Sugar Labs

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Sugar Labs
Formation May 15, 2008 (2008-05-15)[1]
Type NGO and Non profit organization
Purpose Educational
Headquarters Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Region served
Contributors approved via community consensus
Walter Bender

Sugar Labs is a software-development and learning community, which makes a collection of tools that learners use to explore, discover, create, and reflect. It distributes these tools freely and encourages its users to appropriate them, taking ownership and responsibility for their learning.. Helping learners all around the globe to "learn how to learn"


Sugar Labs is a community-run software project whose mission is to produce, distribute, and support the use of the Sugar learning platform.[2][3][4] Sugar Labs supports the community of educators and software developers who want to extend the platform and who have been creating Sugar Activities.[citation needed] A community project, Sugar is available under the free software GNU General Public License (GPL) and free to anyone who wants to use or extend it.

Sugar Labs is a member of the Software Freedom Conservancy, an organization composed of free software (FLOSS) projects.[5] "As a fiscal sponsor for FOSS projects, the Conservancy provides member projects with free financial and administrative services, but does not involve itself with technological and artistic decisions."

On roughly a six-month cycle, the Sugar Labs community releases a new version of the Sugar software. The most recent stable release is Version 0.108. Release Candidate Sucrose 0.110 unstable release is available for testing.

The Sugar Labs community participates in events for teachers, students and software developers interested in the Sugar software, such as the Montevideo Youth Summit[6] and Turtle Art Day.[7]

Sugar Labs also participates in Google Code-in,[8] which serves as an outlet for young programmers.


  1. ^ "New foundation focused on taking the Sugar user interface to the next level of usability and utility". press release. Sugar Labs. 2008-05-15. Retrieved 2016-04-05. 
  2. ^ Jonathan Fildes (2008-05-16). "$100 laptop' platform moves on". BBC News Online. BBC. Retrieved 2008-10-17. 
  3. ^ NYT:Why Walter Bender Left One Laptop Per Child
  4. ^ BusinessWeek: OLPC: The Educational Philosophy Controversy
  5. ^ Sugar Labs Joins Conservancy, 2008-12-09, retrieved 2009-03-18 
  6. ^ Encuentro de jóvenes programadores de todo el mundo, ANEP, 2014-09-25 
  7. ^ Hoy es el Día de TortugArte, en Caacupé, ABC Color, 2013-10-12 
  8. ^ 3, 2, 1 Code-in: Inviting teens to contribute to open source, Google Open Source Blog, 2014-12-01 

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