[Olpc-open] Give a Laptop, Change the World : G1G1 2008
sph0lt0n at gmail.com
Wed Oct 8 09:15:43 EDT 2008
You may need to have someone correct the laptop.org specs page:
> We will support five programming environments on the laptop:
> (1) Python, from which we have built our user interface and our
> (3) Csound, a programmable music and audio environment;
> (4) Squeak, a version of Smalltalk embedded into a media-rich
> authoring environment; and (5) Logo. We will also provide
> some support for Java and Flash.
"Flash" in this context is a registered trademark belonging to Adobe:
If the "support" OLPC is offering for Flash-type content refers to
Gnash, this could be considered a trademark violation (as well as
simply being misleading.)
If by "support" OLPC means that Flash can be installed on the XO, I
must point out that Adobe specifically disclaims support for Flash
under Linux on boxen with the XO's specs.
This puts OLPC in the position of unilaterally offering to support a
proprietary software offering of another company, something I'm pretty
sure OLPC isn't intending to imply in this circumstance.
Please have this page clarified.
On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 5:38 PM, Samuel Klein <sj at laptop.org> wrote:
> This year's G1G1 program will start November 17 in the US. Please
> help us spread the word.
> More details and media are on the wiki; see the links below. We're
> coordinating some community
> art and outreach on the grassroots list; sign up if you're interested:
> We're having a lunch outreach meeting in #olpc on irc.freenode.net
> this Friday at 1200 EST;
> sign up if you think you can make it:
> One Laptop per Child is launching its second ''Give 1, Get 1'' [G1G1]
> program starting November 17, 2008, following last year's popular
> program which received donations from over 80,000 people. This year
> the XO laptops will be shipped to donors through Amazon.com.
> The laptops feature the latest release of the Sugar window manager, running
> on a Linux-based Fedora Core operating system. For answers to frequently
> asked questions, and for other XO giving programs, see the OLPC wiki.
> More on G1G1 2008: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/G1G1_2008
> More about the XO: http://laptop.org/en/laptop/
> Photos, stories and other media from the first year's deployments are
> available from a community media page and from the OLPC photostream.
> If you have been involved with a deployment, please contribute your own.
> OLPC's Flickr photostream: http://flickr.com/photos/olpc
> Contribute & share media: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Community_media
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