[Olpc-open] Why is G1G1 program ending?

Charbax charbax at charbax.com
Fri Dec 28 20:53:40 EST 2007

On Dec 29, 2007 1:18 AM, Steve Holton <sph0lt0n at gmail.com> wrote:

> Without growth and spares, the XO hacker community size becomes *frozen*Dec 31.

I don't know what the actual numbers are, but from what OLPC has said during
G1G1 initial release, only people who ordered on the first day of G1G1 on
November 12th has got them delivered by now. So that probably means about
90% of G1G1 participants still have not received their G1G1 XO laptop.

So G1G1 is not stopping on 31st December, many people are still going to
receive them during the next weeks and months, since OLPC is  probably
delivering the laptops to Uruguay, Peru, Mexico, Birmingham Alabama in

Depending on possible further announcements of big orders of the XO laptop
by other countries in early January, I think that will be the factor
determining if the continuation of G1G1 is needed. The point of G1G1 being
to get the initial production started with sufficient quantities of orders
placed and to show the developped world that the mass produced XO is for
real, and that OLPC is ready to sign large orders with any country.

Nicolas Charbonnier
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