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Sugar Labs

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Sugar Labs
FormationMay 15, 2008 (2008-05-15)[1]
TypeNGO and Non profit organization
HeadquartersBoston, Massachusetts, USA
Region served
Contributors approved via community consensus
Walter Bender

Sugar Labs is a community-run software project whose mission is to produce, distribute, and support the use of Sugar, an open source desktop environment and learning platform.[2][3][4] Sugar Labs was initially established as a member project of the Software Freedom Conservancy, an umbrella organization for free software (FLOSS) projects.,[5] but in 2021, it became an independent 501(c)(3) organization.[6]

About every six months, the Sugar Labs community releases a new version of the Sugar software. The most recent stable release is available as a Fedora Linux spin.[7] Through on-going support from Nexcopy's RecycleUSB program, Sugar Labs provides Sugar on a Stick to elementary schools.

The Sugar Labs community participates in events for teachers, students, and software developers interested in the Sugar software, such as the Montevideo Youth Summit[8] and Turtle Art Day.[9]

Sugar Labs had participated in Google Code-in,[10] which served as an outlet for young programmers. Sugar Labs is a long-time participant in Google Summer of Code.


  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[dead link]
  5. ^ Sugar Labs Joins Conservancy, 2008-12-09, archived from the original on 2009-03-11, retrieved 2009-03-18
  6. ^ (EIN: 84-3289298), IRS, 2021-04-19
  7. ^ Fedora-SoaS-Live-x86_64-35-1.2.iso, Fedora Project, 2021-11-03
  8. ^ Encuentro de jóvenes programadores de todo el mundo, ANEP, 2014-09-25
  9. ^ Hoy es el Día de TortugArte, en Caacupé, ABC Color, 2013-10-12
  10. ^ 3, 2, 1 Code-in: Inviting teens to contribute to open source, Google Open Source Blog, 2014-12-01

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