Fedora launches OLPC group

By   |  July 21, 2008

Community Linux distribution Fedora today announced the Fedora OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) special interest group.

In an email today, Fedora’s Greg Dekoenigsberg said: “The engineers at OLPC are busy building an educational experience for the kids of the world. They are basing their excellent work on Fedora.

“Their time is stretched perilously thin … we in the Fedora community can therefore have a huge, direct, and immediate impact on the success of the OLPC project.”

The intention of the OLPC special interest group is to “provide the OLPC project with a strong, sustainable, scalable, community-driven base platform for innovation.”

The immediate goals of the group are to identify and take responsible ownership of as many OLPC base
packages as possible; to maintain an excellent Sugar environment for Fedora, including a dedicated Sugar spin; to identify opportunities for collaboration on things such as infrastructure and localisation.

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