gregdek.livejournal: Did you know that the OLPC project is the largest single "customer" of Fedora in the entire world? Despite some unfortunate statements by the project's erstwhile CEO, the OLPC project is still *extremely* focused on succeeding in its noble goal -- the education of the world's children -- with the use of free software as the central component of their software strategy.
betanews.com: Sugar Laboratories, Inc. is now in informal discussions with four ultra-low cost laptop manufacturers about the possibility of running its Linux software on their hardware, according to the new company's founder.
itwire.com: When Nicholas Negroponte, the founder of the One Laptop Per Child project, said two months ago that the project needed to be managed "more like Microsoft" he was speaking nothing but the truth.
- Can XO 2 reignite OLPC?
- Negroponte’s big lie
- OLPC outlines XO-2; Can it deliver?
- OLPC unveils first prototype of XO 2.0
- OLPC Announces Next-Gen XO-2 $75 Laptop
- Negroponte Unveils 2nd Generation OLPC Laptop: It’s an E-Book
- Who will win open source professor cage match?
- Revenge is (Sugar) Sweet
- Should Sugar be put out to pasture?
sugarlabs.org: Sugar Labs Foundation is being established to further extend Sugar, the highly acclaimed open source “learn learning” software platform that was originally developed for the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) XO laptop.
- Windows coming on dual-boot OLPC
- One Laptop - hello Windows, goodbye Linux
- It’s finally official: XP is coming to the XO
- Windows XP on the XO Laptop - Microsoft Buys Out OLPC
- Microsoft Press Release
education.zdnet.com: Ivan Krstić has left OLPC and posted one heck of a rant on Tuesday. Being a non-profit that leverages goodwill from a tremendous number of community volunteers for its success and whose core mission is one of social betterment, it has a great deal of social responsibility.
For many years, there has been a growing concern about people who don’t meet a certain threshold income won’t be able to afford the investment in computers and internet connectivity that makes further learning and development possible. They’ll become trapped by their circumstances. But GNU/Linux, continuously improving hardware, and a community commitment to bringing technology down to cost instead of just up to spec, has led to a new wave of ultra-low-cost computers, starting with the One Laptop Per Child’s XO.