Will OLPC survive 2009 ? Half of OLPC laid off, others get salary cuts. Sugar development stops at OLPC

Ton van Overbeek tvoverbeek at gmail.com
Wed Jan 7 21:33:44 EST 2009

Have you seen the blog entry
http://blog.laptop.org/2009/01/07/refocusing-on-our-mission/ ?
See also http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20090107-olpc-downsizes-half-of-its-staff-cuts-sugar-development.html
and all
the other blogs (engadget, gizmodo, pc world, ...).

It does not look very good.
Sugar seems to be now completely left to Sugar Labs,
support for the large deployments is outsourced/spun off, etc.
I have no idea what this means for the ongoing work for 8.2.1 and 9.1
and how this will affect XO-camp.

For everybody at OLPC affected I wish you all the best for the future and
I hope the original OLPC ideas will survive in one form or an other.

Ton van Overbeek

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