OLPC: It’s About the Kids, Not Open Source

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link. ]

“People have been in a tizzy over recent executive changes at
the OLPC (One Laptop per Child) project, but its founder, Nicholas
Negroponte, in an e-mail to the group’s members on April 23rd
wrote, ‘As we reach out to engage a wider community, some purism
has to morph into pragmatism.’

“Things started heating up at OLPC when Walter Bender, the
former president of software and content, was first moved to the
job of director of deployment. This was seen by some, such as OLPC
Director of Security Ivan Krsti, as a demotion. Because of this,
and what Krsti saw, as he described in his blog as ‘a drastic
internal restructuring coupled with what, despite official claims
to the contrary, is a radical change in its goals and vision,’
Krsti resigned from OLPC in mid-March…”

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