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OLPC software maker splits from X0 hardware, goes solo

Discussion in 'News' started by Echo419, May 26, 2008.

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    Walter Bender, the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project's former president of software, is launching a non-profit foundation that will continue development of OLPC's Sugar software platform. The new organization, which is called Sugar Labs, will coordinate ongoing community-driven Sugar development and will assist hardware makers that want to ship the platform.

    This is a very exciting time in the development of software for children's education," Bender said in a statement. "In the first generation of the Sugar UI, the free and open-source community has demonstrated an exceptional ability to create a platform that enables children to explore the world, share their discoveries and express themselves. As a separate foundation, we will be able to advance Sugar's development even further and make it available on multiple distributions and hardware platforms."

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