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[Olpc-open] Why is G1G1 program ending?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 1:33 am
by isforinsects
ASUS EEE right now requires binary drivers to get the wireless to work.

As does the XO in the Marvell firmware, an important point to remember.


From:
http://www.laptopgiving.org/en/terms-and-conditions.php
3. XO laptops are available only for private home and
educational uses. No XO laptops will be supplied for
resale.

It sounds like you are talking about resale. Do you
know if OLPC will provide the XO for resale on the
'give many' plan?

Josh Cogliati

I don't believe that it would be legal for OLPC to stop anyone. If I am not allowed to sell something that I have legally purchased to someone else, that is extremely unethical. In fact only DRM for Imaginary Property has usage terms like that.

All that that point means is that there will be no tax break and wont be specifically to persons with reseller numbers or some such.

However, I don't believe that the 'give many' would allow you to 'give' them to yourself.

Seth

[Olpc-open] Why is G1G1 program ending?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:38 am
by isforinsects

Nah. We can turn the problem around. "Silly geeks. XOs are for kids."
And then show children's faces lighting up when they get their
laptops, and when they discover programming or physics or whatever.

Lost track here. Who said this? ^

I think that it's not a bad idea for a little video. Speak up so I can credit you on the wiki.

Seth

[Olpc-open] Why is G1G1 program ending?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 5:36 pm
by Edward Cherlin
On Dec 30, 2007 10:38 PM, Seth Woodworth <seth@isforinsects.com> wrote:

Nah. We can turn the problem around. "Silly geeks. XOs are for kids."
And then show children's faces lighting up when they get their
laptops, and when they discover programming or physics or whatever.

Lost track here. Who said this? ^

I did. Edward Mokurai Cherlin.

Alan Kay has some outstanding examples of children discovering physics
and calculus, and there is plenty more where that came from.

I think that it's not a bad idea for a little video. Speak up so I can
credit you on the wiki.

My sentiments perzackly.

Seth

--
Edward Cherlin
Earth Treasury: End Poverty at a Profit
http://www.EarthTreasury.org/
"The best way to predict the future is to invent it."--Alan Kay
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