Welcome to the kick-off page for Australia.
OLPC Australia was launched in March 2008. They received a small batch of laptops to distribute as that independent Foundation could manage it across pilot projects in the region.
Some of the key technical projects supported by OLPC Australia.
XO-AU: an Australian-specific software build for XOs. It contains localised settings and content suitable for Australian children. It has been developed in consultation with schools, educators and local communities.
XS-AU: a reconfiguration of the XS school server.
Mini Server: A mini update server that runs on an XO. Other XOs can wirelessly update their OS from it, using olpc-update. In a sense, it is like Nandblaster, but data (including the Journal) is preserved.
These are community groups assisting OLPC Australia.
See our Events page for more.
The Melbourne XO Club meets monthly.
OLPC Australia personnel are often present at the Sydney Linux Users Group.
OLPC Australia Board
- Rangan Srikhanta, Chief Executive Officer
- Clinton Hoffmann, Chairman
- Prof. Barry Vercoe, Director
- Charles Kane, Director
- Philip Argy, Director
- Michael McLeod - Director
- Sridhar Dhanapalan, Engineering Manager
- Rita Sharma, Operations Manager
- Jerry Vonau, Software Engineer
- Deepak Muddha, Software Test Engineer
- Sasha Faint, Customer Service
- Ning Gong, Finance and Logistics Co-ordinator
- Alan James, Regional Manager - Northern Territory
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