I must admit, I"m somewhat surprised that a couple of hundred of the boards weren"t grabbed by the foundation specifically for the purpose of seeding educational projects. Actually, make that "very surprised, and extremely disappointed".
What makes you think that hasn"t/isn"t going to happen?
It"s not really a question of thinking it isn"t going to happen, it"s the total lack of public information suggesting that it is going to happen, or has already happened.
If the objective of getting the Pi into schools is ever going to be met (let alone the idea that it might be possible to do so before September), there"s a lot of work that needs to be done – CAS are doing a lot of groundwork in terms of getting changes made at the curricular level, and it appears that work is paying off, but I don"t see much in the way of educational activity being pushed by the Foundation at the moment. Now, it may well be that this is a question of visibility, or simply that there"s too much going on at the moment, what with dealing with the various – ahem – "hiccups" that the first production batch have hit, but it would, at least IMO, be worth explaining what"s actually going on WRT the educational goals.
400 are going to QT developers for example.
Indeed, they are. However, of the 425 projects tentatively "accepted", only 23 fall into the "educational" category. That is actually a pretty good hit rate, although many of the projects don"t really help with what the Pi was intended to do. Still, those 400 boards are presumably stalled, along with the rest, awaiting CE approval.
There are a number of people on here who are working on stuff for the educational goals of the Foundation, and many of those projects could be seen as being important drivers for the short-term target of getting Pis into the hands of teachers and kids. Those projects, and thus the goals of the foundation, could benefit enormously from having a loaned Pi now, rather than a bought Pi at <insert date here>.
However, please remember that the first batch of boards was paid for by Eben re-mortgaging his house. If he gives them all away…..
What, you mean he hasn"t got a second house to remortgage? Bah!
 For the benefit of DeliciousRaspberryCake, my own project is more long term, and although it"s stalled in part by not having a device to test on, I can, and will, wait as long as I need. I think you"ll find that"s the case with most of the people posting in this thread, including James.
 I"m glad the project (and the wait) has spurred you to play. That, in itself, is a win.
The problem with saying (and I'm not saying this has happened) "Yes, we have sent out 200 dev boards to these people so expect good stuff from them" is that there are x10 as many people not on that list who want one and are going to get pretty cheesed off as they think they have just as much right to free/early Pi as the other devs.
It's a tough decision to publicise this sort of stuff. We have already had flak from devs re: the alpha board allocation - people who hadn't got one and thought they deserved one, people who had got one, but one wasn't enough etc.
I'm not so bothered about the educational dev split at this stage. All devs working on the board are likely to come up with stuff that improves the educational side, whether that's the intention or not. And a lot of educational stuff can be developed on desktops and ported very easily (as it should be mostly Python). That's what I am doing.
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