OLPC reboots Give One, Get One campaign

 

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project that delivers low-cost laptops to children in developing and third world countries is relaunching its 'Give One, Get One' campaign, this time in Europe as well as the US.

Customers buying a US$399 XO laptop for themselves can have another sent to an individual in the developing world.

OLPC founder Nicholas Negroponte made the announcement at the World of Health IT 2008 conference in Copenhagen, saying that the donations would be concentrated on the world's 50 poorest countries as well as post-war conflict zones and other areas holding displaced populations.

The campaign will be run exclusively through Amazon and will close on 31 December 2008.

Negroponte also revealed that the OLPC is developing its next-generation laptop which will feature open source software. The organisation aims to deliver a $100 (£67) laptop in the US by the end of 2009, a claim Gartner had earlier dismissed.

OLPC yesterday published the latest XO Software Release 8.2.0, which holds a Software Update tool and more language translations.

Copyright ©v3.co.uk


OLPC reboots Give One, Get One campaign
 
 
 
Top Stories
Change is the only constant at iiNet
iiNet's Matthew Toohey is trialling IBM's Watson - between preparing for an acquisition and making sure Netflix doesn't swamp the network.
 
Why straight-through processing is the holy grail for banks
Big benefits from stripping away human intervention and digitising processes.
 
CBA sued over frozen millions in IT bribery scandal
Eric Pulier's not-for profit lodges lawsuit in US.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest Comments
Polls
Should Optus make a bid for iiNet?

   |   View results
Yes
  44%
 
No
  56%
TOTAL VOTES: 673

Vote