One Laptop per Child
One Laptop per Child (OLPC) is a new, non-profit association dedicated to research to develop a $100 laptop—a technology that could revolutionize how we educate the world's children. This initiative was first announced by Nicholas Negroponte at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland in January 2005.
Our goal: to provide children around the world with new opportunities to explore, experiment, and express themselves.
Please note that the $100 laptops—not yet in production—will not be available for sale. The laptops will only be distributed to schools directly through large government initiatives.
Note that most of the work OLPC needs done needs to be done as part of other existing projects, though there will be some OLPC specific opportunities as well. We expect work done in various projects should conform to the licensing policies of that project; work on OLPC specific projects will likely be GPL/LGPL/MIT, depending on precise circumstances, to be determined at the time.