Global learning XPRIZE

Aleix Pol aleixpol at
Wed Oct 1 11:19:56 UTC 2014

On Wed, Oct 1, 2014 at 12:45 PM, Bruno Coudoin <bruno.coudoin at>

> Le 23/09/2014 13:30, Aleix Pol a écrit :
>  On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 12:27 AM, Bruno Coudoin <
> bruno.coudoin at> wrote:
> Hi,
>> I have just been informed that the famous XPRIZE organization support
>> projects that
>> develops learning solutions to empower children and communities around
>> the world:
>> While we could think GCompris is a good candidate, in the XPRIZE
>> solution they are much more ambitious than I have been in requiring that
>> "the learning solutions developed by this prize will enable a child to
>> learn autonomously".
>> I have always though GCompris has a tool to help a teacher or a parent,
>> not as an autonomous software. Not sure what happens when you leave
>> children with GCompris and no other guidance. For sure as today, this is
>> far from enough to learn reading.
>> Not sure on the KDE-EDU side if there is a project that could be a good
>> candidate to XPRIZE.
>>  Anyway, the interesting part is that there is money and XPRIZE requires
>> the project to be open source. The winner will be free educational software.
>> Bruno
>  Hi Bruno,
> Well this looks huge, I'm sure different organizations will try to reach
> to this prize.
>  In general, I'd say that KDE Edu would suffer from the same problems
> GCompris does, still that said, maybe it would be interesting if we see KDE
> Edu being able to be a candidate in the challenge?
>    Hi,
> Again on the XPRIZE topic.
> I made some more study and looked in more detail the guidelines and found
> out that they require the project to be licensed under the Apache Software
> License 2. The post bellow is my request to get XPRIZE explain their choice:
> Concerning GCompris, this would means starting from scratch (again!) and
> stop using Qt. I don't feel the motivation to go this way.
> Bruno.

Really? Well, that's really unfortunate... :/
I don't really understand why they would force Apache License but well, one
less thing to worry about I guess.

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