Peru and Microsoft announcement
greebo at pipka.org
Tue Sep 16 17:57:10 EDT 2008
<quote who="Edward Cherlin">
> This would be even more useful as the basis for an article or
> editorial in one or more of the computer magazines or Web sites, or a
> fact-filled press release. All of the media people I have talked with
> say they would like to hear from OLPC.
> We don't have to frame it as us vs. them. We can just announce the
> state of current deployments, and discuss plans for future deployments
> and G1G1, including whatever can be said in public about the Microsoft
> trials. Everybody wants to know what's up with the Amazon deal, too.
I just want to support what Edward is saying and say that OLPC could avoid a
lot of misinformation and drama by pre-emptively releasing news about what
is going on, which means OLPC wouldn't constantly be on the back foot of
having to respond to misinformation.
I believe there is an internal newsletter, why doesn't OLPC have a monthly
public news feed that is on the main website that talks about stuff
happening which would give the world (and community trying to support OLPC)
the information we all need :) The amount of times I've had people both from
the FOSS community and the general community ask me what is going on is
crazy, and damaging. And I'm not even on the inside, I'm just involved with
some regional projects!
If it is any help, Im sure there are many people in the community who would
be happy to help (including me) with something like this, with keeping the
general public and community informed in a more public fashion. There is
generally a lot of good will towards the project around the world but real
and positive public information is key to maintaining that good will.
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