[OLPC India] Partnering with OLPC in India
Satish Jha OLPC
satish at laptop.org
Tue Sep 9 10:36:48 EDT 2008
Thanks so much. Greatly appreciate your thoughtful support.
On 9/9/08, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:
> > If you happen to have done your homework correctly you would notice,
> > there has been plenty of debate on it in the past. Forget an
> > organization, no country has
> > "ordered and received" as many XOs, not even close to it. A few
> > countries pulled out of the OLPC pilots and moved to Intel Classmates or
> > other low-cost laptops for the very same purpose. Since the rather now
> > infamous statement from one gentleman about the OLPC initiative being
> > that.. "it's an educational project and not a laptop project" doesn't
> > seem to hold good anymore.
> I don't speak for OLPC any more and have not been in the loop
> regarding their plans for Inida, but for what it is worth, you have
> several factual errors in the above paragraph.
> Both Peru and Uruguay have ordered in excess of 100000 laptop and as I
> understand, Uruguay has not just received, but has already deployed
> more than that number.
> I have heard of no country that has pulled out of an OLPC trial in
> order to order large quantities of Intel Classmate PCs. There is one
> alleged large order for Classmate PCs on the books, but those machines
> have not been delivered AFAIK and the country to which those machines
> are to be delivered never had an OLPC pilot.
> That said, let's all work together to make this an "education
> project". We at Sugar Labs have been working hard to make sure that
> children can have access to a great learning experience regardless of
> what hardware they receive. While there is a growing Sugar community
> in India, we need more developers, support engineers, translators,
> activity developers, and most important of all, out reach to
> educators. Recall that Sugar is based on the principles of free and
> open-source software--it is deliberately designed for local
> appropriation!! Seize the opportunity for the children of India and
> the world.
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