Ask OLPC a Question about Countries/Summary
Why some countries and not others?
The reason is quite simple: the OLPC has made an offer (an inexpensive laptop) to national governments (not individuals or NGOs). Countries interested in the offer then decide if the offer is of their liking or not. If it is, negotiations and/or talks can start with the OLPC, and it's only then that they appear on the OLPC radar, and given a color/status depicting the level of commitment or interest.
What if I don't like my country's color?
If your country is color-coded in a hue with which you don't agree, you should lobby that country's government to start talks with the OLPC.
How can a country get involved?
By starting talks with the OLPC at national or ministerial level—minister or similar high-ranking government officials—not at individual level. Individuals should lobby their government to participate. More info.