OLPC hands out XO laptops at LCA

The One Laptop Per Child association surprised attendees at Linux.conf.au this morning by handing out 10 of its XO laptops to attendees of the conference. The gift is hoped to encourage software engineers to contribute to the OLPC project by testing the laptops, particularly their group-computing abilities such as mesh networking.

The announcement was made by Jim Gettys, the vice president of software engineering for the One Laptop Per Child foundation. The names of the recipients were randomly selected from the attendee list.

Jim Gettys is speaking about the OLPC project at LCA today at 2.30pm.

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