[Olpc-open] International project, etc.
edm at rocketmail.com
Sun Nov 25 20:06:55 EST 2007
For an international education project, it would
appear that selling on an international scale has been
very poorly planned/handled.
As for the WSJ article, it is meant for know nothing
PHBs. One needs to become aware that the world is
changing, and that linux, for example, is a MAJOR
advantage, as opposed to unknown future lockin/vendor
costs for windoze, malware probs,(and other software
costs on windoze), etc. Even in the U.S. and Canada,
linux machines have made major inroads. These are the
things that should be emphasized, not some PHBs
out-of-date thinking, based on M$ FUD, etc.
U.S. school system, already has HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS
of children using linux (just ONE example follows):
And in Canada, an ENTIRE school board, including
offices, administration, school labs, etc., all
And then, of course, there is Spain, etc.
I haven't used windoze for years. These are the kind
of people, in the know, who should be making your
presentations to governments, informing and educating
them about the future, etc.
Point to linux successes, point to windoze failures,
and it becomes obvious why millions of people around
the world are abandoning windoze and moving to the os
used in the OLPC...because it makes infinite sense!
If this is an education project, then start educating
governments, who have yet to figure out any of the
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