XO-2 software plans

Alex Belits abelits at phobos.illtel.denver.co.us
Fri May 23 04:07:12 EDT 2008

John Gilmore wrote:

> It'll be hard for OLPC to get multi-touch working when for the last 15
> months they haven't had the bandwidth to figure out whether the
> current touchpad can do "tap to click" (ticket #959).  But developers
> and users of devices built between now and then will write most of the
> software needed.  The free software ecosystem will save the day again.

That's assuming that non-OLPC developers will have access to hardware 
before it will be declared ready for deployment. Otherwise it will be 
like G1G1 -- first batch to outside developers coincides with first mass 
deployment, then everyone complains that deployment happened before 


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