goodbye olpc

Erik Garrison erik at
Fri Jan 9 17:00:00 EST 2009

Like many who have been involved in software and support, my contract
with OLPC terminates this afternoon.  My tenure as a software engineer
was relatively short, but wonderful.

To all at OLPC: it has been a pleasure working with you.  I have
learned much.  I have had wonderful experiences and met the most
incredible and interesting people.  I will miss spending my days and
evenings with you.

To those in the community and in deployments: I will do anything I can
to help.  In the short term I am available to travel and assist with
any deployment capable of offering me food and lodging.  I hope that I
can continue to assist until such time as a sustainable model for the
deployment of these laptops is clarified.

In the long term, I hope that a group of us can establish a
sustainable consultancy or community organization to assist with the
hard work of substantiating the idealistic image which OLPC has and
hopefully will continue to push onto the world.  I hope that this is a
topic of discussion at the upcoming XOCamp.

Good luck, and best wishes,

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