[sf-lug] OLPC to become more like Microsoft...

Asheesh Laroia asheesh at asheesh.org
Sun Mar 9 16:44:40 PDT 2008

On Sat, 8 Mar 2008, bobbie sellers wrote:

> <http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080307-olpc-project-looks-for-new-leadership.html>

This article discusses OLPC's idea of having a CEO to better-organize its 
efforts to distribute cheap, Open-Source(/Free-Software)-based laptops to 
children in the developing world to encourage participatory learning.

That sounds great to me.  If it's "like Microsoft," it's in increasing the 
organization's ruthless efficiency; but it doesn't strike me as becoming 
"like Microsoft" in any problematic way.

What do others think?

-- Asheesh.

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Be true to yourself and the Grateful Dead.
 		-- Joan Baez

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