Sunday, May 06, 2007

OLPC and Microsoft

The OLPC project is hoped to bring computers, technology, and even the internet to those who currently have no access to it. Since the project began it has been known to have been intended to run a version of Linux. Despite recent rumours that OLPC had been persuaded otherwise by Microsoft, the OLPC is, and will remain, "a free and open-source shop.". Microsoft on the other hand have their own project to reach to the same user base as the OLPC - they will introduce a new $3 bundle of software (the BBC article linked to also draws parallels between the 2 projects).


Sebastian said...

Copying something free won't work M$!