OLPC Giveaway Program Hits Oz
Nov 24, 2008, 22:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The initiative will provide a XO laptop to a child in remote
Australia or the Pacific Islands for each laptop purchased. The
cost of a laptop is US$399 (plus shipping and GST). The devices can
be ordered online.
"However not everyone thinks the effort is a fantastic idea;
local open source luminary Jeff Waugh, who is involved with the
effort, said locally the group was more focused on growing OLPC
adoption organically through the power of collaboration. The "Give
1, Get 1" effort was more a project being supported by the OLPC
organisation's US branch, he said.
""The 'Give 1, Get 1' program is very much an income thing and
raising the number of laptops that they're producing, so that
laptops become cheaper as you produce a lot of them," he said."
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