Children Programmers Abound at First International TurtleArt Day
12 Oct 2013 - english / français / español
Sugar Labs(R) Educational Nonprofit Celebrates Digital Learning Day With Two Google Code-In Grand Prize Winners
5 Feb 2012 - english / français / español
Sugar Labs Nonprofit Sponsoring Team Chipotle to Raise Awareness of Educational Mission
15 Apr 2011 - english / español
Sugar Learning Platform and GNOME Desktop Now Shipping on the One Laptop per Child XO-1.5; Will Run On New XO-HS
14 Jun 2010 - english / français / español / italiano
Sugar Labs Announces New Version of Sugar on a Stick, Educational Software for Children
10 Jun 2010 - english / français / italiano
United Nations Relief and Works Agency chooses One Laptop per Child Laptops with Sugar for Major Education Project in Mideast
29 Apr 2010 - english / français / italiano
Sugar Labs Nonprofit Announces v2 of Sugar on a Stick with Improved E-Book Readers, Recycles Any USB Stick Into Learning Environment for Children; Partners with Nexcopy, Inc.
8 Dec 2009 - english / français / deutsch
Sugar Labs and Free Software Foundation Celebrate Software Freedom Day, Announce Joint Efforts to Promote the Sugar Learning Platform for Children Worldwide
18 Sep 2009 - english
Sugar Labs Announces Immediate Availability of Sugar on a Stick; Learning Platform Runs on Any PC or Netbook In The Classroom
Sugar Labs Announces Beta‑1 of Sugar on a Stick, LiveUSB Version of Sugar Learning Platform for Children
22 Apr 2009 - english / français
Cambridge, MA, April 22, 2009: Sugar Labs™ announces the availability for testing of Sugar on a Stick Beta‑1. This version of the free open-source Sugar Learning Platform, available at for loading on any 1 Gb or greater USB stick, is designed to facilitate exploration of the award-winning Sugar interface beyond its original platform, the One Laptop per Child XO‑1, to such varied hardware as aging PCs and recent Macs to the latest netbooks.
Teachers and parents interested in trying Sugar with children can download the Sugar on a Stick beta‑1 file from the Sugar Labs website and load it onto a USB stick by following the instructions at
Walter Bender, Executive Director of Sugar Labs, said “Sugar is perfectly suited for children in the classroom with its simple, colorful interface, built-in collaboration, and open architecture. Sugar on a Stick lets you start a computer with Sugar and store a child’s data on the stick without touching the host computer’s hard disk. Sugar’s Activities such as Write, a shared word processor, and the recently announced InfoSlicer Activity, which enables teachers to easily collect and package web-based content for the classroom, benefit fully from Sugar’s collaboration features.”
Caroline Meeks of Solution Grove (, the Sugar on a Stick project manager, commented: “We’re counting on teachers to help us improve Sugar on a Stick as we work towards our Version‑1 release scheduled for Q3 2009. We just presented Sugar on a Stick at the FOSS VT conference ( where it generated great interest, and our real-world tests at local sites with varied aging PCs have been very encouraging.”
Sugar testers are invited to send bug information and constructive criticism to “We won’t be able to reply to every message,” continued Ms. Meeks, “but we will read every one in order to make Sugar on a Stick a reliable learning tool in budget-stretched classrooms by the fall.”
Sugar Labs Nonprofit Announces New Version of Sugar Learning Platform for Children, Runs on Netbooks and PCs
16 Mar 2009 - english / español / français / deutsch
Sugar Labs joins the Software Freedom Conservancy
9 Dec 2008 - english
New foundation focused on taking the Sugar user interface to the next level of usability and utility
15 May 2008 - english