|Type||NGO and Non profit organization|
|Headquarters||Boston, Massachusetts, USA|
|Contributors approved via community consensus|
Sugar Labs is a software-development and learning community.
Sugar Labs is a community-run software project whose mission is to produce, distribute, and support the use of the Sugar learning platform. Sugar Labs supports the community of educators and software developers who want to extend the platform and who have been creating Sugar Activities. A community project, Sugar is available under the open-source 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. "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 0.102. Release Candidate Sucrose 0.103.1 unstable release is available for testing.
On 2009-06-23, Sugar Labs announced the availability of Sugar on a Stick v1 Strawberry, the first of a series of Live USB images that are used to reboot any PC or netbook directly into the Sugar environment. On 2009-07-23, Recycle USB.com went live with a program to reflash used USB keys with the Sugar software and donate them to schools. Updates to Sugar on a Stick are released approximately every six months as Fedora spins. Trisquel also makes a Live USB image with Sugar (TOAST). Version 7 incorporates Sugar 0.102.
- "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 2009-07-06.
- Jonathan Fildes (2008-05-16). "$100 laptop' platform moves on". BBC News Online (BBC). Retrieved 2008-10-17.
- NYT:Why Walter Bender Left One Laptop Per Child
- BusinessWeek: OLPC: The Educational Philosophy Controversy
- Sugar Labs Joins Conservancy, 2008-12-09, retrieved 2009-03-18
- $100 Laptop Becomes a $5 PC, Technology Review, 2009-06-24
- RecycleUSB.com - Donate your Flash Drives for a Good Cause, Everything USB, 2009-07-23
- Encuentro de jóvenes programadores de todo el mundo, ANEP, 2014-09-25
- Hoy es el Día de TortugArte, en Caacupé, ABC Color, 2013-10-12
- 3, 2, 1 Code-in: Inviting teens to contribute to open source, Google Open Source Blog, 2014-12-01