is anyone actually doing Windows on XO work here?

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at
Tue Jul 21 04:24:14 EDT 2009

On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 8:01 PM, Bastien<bastienguerry at> wrote:
> That's my point.  We can fix this issue by raising an army of small
> hands that will vote on your (correct) slashdot comment, spread the
> correct vision, etc.  Or we can hope that OLPC will fix this issue by
> taking care of what people imagine and try to deliver strong messages
> on what's really going on.
> The first "fix" isn't worth the energy - because of course, everyone
> claims to know about what's really going on.

Why not? Does anybody wait for Linus Torvalds before fighting anti-linux FUD?

> The second fix would be the best one, but OLPC is in a position where
> any advice coming from the community is not heard.  Maybe there are too
> many of them.  Or maybe OLPC turned a bit paranoïd about the community.

Or maybe OLPC is a tiny *tiny* group of people, utterly swamped with
HW, SW, deployment efforts, manufacturing logistics, working with
governments, etc...?


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