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 is a member of the Software Freedom Conservancy, an umbrella organization for free software (FLOSS) projects.[5]

About every six months, the Sugar Labs community releases a new version of the Sugar software. The most recent stable release is Version 0.117, released March 2020.

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[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Sugar Labs Joins Conservancy, 2008-12-09, archived from the original on 2009-03-11, 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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