[Fwd: Re: #7116 NORM Never A: Possible European G1G1 program needs appropriate keyboards]
sadgnot at gmail.com
Mon Jun 9 05:28:34 EDT 2008
> We have to forecast the parts many months ahead of when they can be built
and shipped; and our manufacturer cannot build small quantities of anything
Do you have an idea of the minimum quantity required so the manufacturer
could build laptops with localized keyboards?
2008/6/9 Kim Quirk <kim at laptop.org>:
> Hi Holger,
> We are hoping that the company we partner with for the G1G1 program will
> bring some knowledge to us about what is needed for each country where we
> want to ship. We will start with that information and then figure out the
> things that aren't understood. For instance, for products shipping from the
> US to Germany, I'm sure there are some mandatory certifications required
> (the equivalent of UL or CE). Perhaps the certifications are for all of the
> EU countries. Also, some countries may require a minimum warranty or returns
> policy. There might be different rules for a non-profit company.
> As for keyboards, we will only be able to ship one keyboard -
> US/International. We have to forecast the parts many months ahead of when
> they can be built and shipped; and our manufacturer cannot build small
> quantities of anything. So we will have all the keyboards go out
> US/International; and the choice of power adapter will probably have to be
> limited as well to US or EU.
> On Sat, Jun 7, 2008 at 5:35 AM, Holger Levsen <holger at layer-acht.org>
>> Hi Kim,
>> On Tuesday 03 June 2008 21:48, Kim Quirk wrote:
>> > Agreed, Ed. The legalities of each country need to be determined and
>> > met before we can include that country in a Give One Get One program.
>> > Some of the things we need to understand are: Certifications,
>> > language/keyboard requirements, messaging, non-profit status,
>> > shipping, customs, support and warranties. I believe these issues (and
>> > perhaps more) will be different for almost every country.
>> What can we, as OLPC Germany association, do to help you to understand the
>> legal situation (and anything else) in Germany?
>> Also, what can we do, to make a german keyboard reality? We have keyboard
>> layouts available on
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