[sf-lug] "OLPC ready to scrap Linux??"

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Apr 25 12:11:29 PDT 2008

Quoting jim (jim at well.com):

>    I think ed cherlin's response was beautiful--
> inspiring and informative: 
> http://lists.laptop.org/pipermail/sugar/2008-April/005207.html
> worth reading for those interested in the OLPC and its progress and
> current state. 

Ed is the right man at the right time, and almost in the right place. 
Unfortunately, leadership of the One Laptop per Child, Inc. non-profit
is not up for election, but rather is entirely controlled by Nicholas
Negroponte, Mary Lou Jepsen, Walter Bender, Jim Gettys, Seymour Papert,
and Alan Kay.  (Er, hang on:  Three days ago, Walter Bender resigned in
disgust after butting heads too many times with Negroponte.  I think
it's clear where the logjam is.)

I have no doubt it's enormously frustrating to large numbers of
volunteers to see this effort teetering towards auto-darwination through
leadership failure -- after overcoming so many _external_ obstacles.

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