Open Source Initiative: Damn Disheartening News from OLPC
"The subtitle of this Computer World report quotes Nicholas
Negroponte as saying that insitence on Open Source scares people
"I believe that without open source, the fundamental purpose of
OLPC will fail, because it will create another generation of slaves
to proprietary technologies and corporate largesse. In other words,
it will perpetuate the status quo, rather than rearrange it..."
ZDNet Education: Trouble at OLPC? That's OK, They Started the
"Quite frankly, though, I can't help but think that all of this
is OK. After all, the entire movement towards low-cost, realistic
1:1 computing began with OLPC. They started it. Good for them.
Whether or not I agree with everything that Negroponte brings to
the table, he and OLPC deserve huge kudos for driving these efforts
and creating a market where competition is beginning to
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