[Edu-sig] Quote from derStandard.at, Shuttleworth on OLPC
kirby.urner at gmail.com
Wed Apr 18 01:20:03 CEST 2007
This article got Slash-dotted today. I'm just excerpting the tiny
OLPC reference, in this interview with Mark Shuttleworth (although I
read the whole article).
derStandard.at: What's your take on the One Laptop per Child-project?
Mark Shuttleworth: I think it's a really beautiful project and I'm
very supportive of the work, they are doing some great innovations in
there. I expect that some of the countries that will go down that road
will choose Ubuntu and if they do that, we would help them to make
Ubuntu work very well on that platform. At this stage obviously
everyone is waiting to see how it will pan out, my own sensing is,
that it's already a triumphant success in terms of shaking up the
industry and getting the industry to think about both new technologies
and new markets. But I fear that people may judge it harshly if they
don't actually produce the laptop for a 100 Dollars and unfortunately
it looks like that is unlikely at this stage.
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