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

genesee genesee.gbh at gmail.com
Wed Jan 7 23:44:56 EST 2009

Judging by my Google Alert for 'olpc', the whole thing failed in early 2008!
Whoever is the OLPC Steve Jobs might could use a John Sculley.
Seriously, I feel for the OLPC folks and wish them the best. This past
October I had to take a demotion/pay cut at my crappy retail job or join the
unemployment lines. Glad I did G1G1 in 2007, ain't no way I could afford it
this time around.

Ton van Overbeek wrote:
> 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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