Jim Gettys, Vice President for Software Engineering at OLPC, gives an overview of the software aspects of the project, and shows off a sample laptop. Sponsored by the Greater Boston Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery and the Boston Section of the IEEE Computer Society.
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The mission of the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) movement is to ensure that every … all » school-aged child in the lesser-developed parts of the world is able to engage effectively with their own personal laptop, networked to the world, so that they, their families and their communities can openly learn and learn about learning.
The OLPC Association focuses on designing, manufacturing and distributing XO laptops to children in lesser developed countries, initially concentrating on those governments that have made commitments for the funding and program support required to ensure that all of their children own and can effectively use a laptop.
Initially the OLPC Foundation is focusing on the grassroots, “bottoms up” aspects of the OLPC mission. It provides grants and loans for the development and use of open educational resources and grassroots learning innovations that enhance the effectiveness of the XO in lesser developed communities around the world for children, their families and communities.