[Grassroots-l] [support-gang] Change the World (FAST!)

Samuel Klein sj at laptop.org
Thu Feb 5 22:25:54 EST 2009

Hi Sebastian,

What specifically do you find upsetting?  We are phasing out the
current Change program for purchasing small numbers of machines, which
was good for spurring discussion but was not widely used; and we are
expanding support for contributors' projects of all sorts with free
hardware -- for those who need hardware to plan their projects -- via
the [[contributors]] program.

As for 'against the community request' -- community involvement and
guidance is requested more than ever for the contributors program, and
I hope a group of people interested in making new projects successful
takes an interest.  I encourage you to bring new ideas up the next
contributors meeting (tomorrow, 2pm, #olpc-groups), or on these lists.


On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 4:47 PM, Sebastian Silva
<sebastian at fuentelibre.org> wrote:
> Dear Julia, Chuck, OLPC, somebody,
> As a member of the grassroots movement and as a volunteer, for over two
> years now, both programming, and on the ground, I find this decision of OLPC
> appalling.
> This action OLPC is taking is directly moving against the community request,
> and so I must protest.
> Actions is being taken for articulating the community further.
> Please respond publically.
> Sebastian
> 2009/2/5 Adam Holt <holt at laptop.org>
>> From: Julia Reynolds <julia at laptop.org>
>> To: support-gang at lists.laptop.org
>> Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 10:45:37 -0500
>> Subject: Change the World
>> Hello Gang,
>> First and foremost, as a newcomer to the RT system it was truly amazing to
>> see the work the you all are doing. We thank you for all your dedication!
>> Unfortunately, as some of you might have heard "Change the World" aka
>> "Give a School" aka "Give 100, Give 1000" will cease to exist. We are just
>> waiting for the info to be taken off the main website (any second now).
>> We are doing this in an effort to refocus back to large-scale deployments
>> that create change in a major way. We WILL honor all requests that we have
>> received prior to the info being taken off the website. So if you know
>> anyone who is interested, tell them time is of the essence!!
>> If you have any questions or concerns, I will do my best to address them.
>> I just wanted to make sure you, as our first line of defense, were aware.
>> THANKS!!!!
>> Julia
>> --
>> Julia Reynolds
>> One Laptop per Child (OLPC)
>> julia at laptop.org
>> 617-452-5528

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