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The [[One Laptop per Child]] non-profit develops a low-cost laptop&mdash;[[XO|the "XO Laptop"]]&mdash;to revolutionize how we educate the world's children. Our [[Mission|mission]] is to provide educational opportunities for the world's most isolated and poorest children by giving each child a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop; and [[activities|software tools and content]] designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning.
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OLPC has produced XO laptops for more than 2 million children around the world, the majority of them in [[OLPC Uruguay|Uruguay]], [[OLPC Peru|Peru]], [[OLPC Rwanda|Rwanda]], [[OLPC Haiti|Haiti]], Australia, [[OLPC Mongolia/Ulaanbaatar|Mongolia]] and the [[OLPC Birmingham|United States]].  These laptops all run [[Sugar]] and [[Fedora Linux]], and have customized software and content builds developed by their national deployment teams in collaboration with OLPC staff. We maintain a regular update of [[Deployments|deployment information]].
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Welcome to the OLPC Wiki, home to collaborative notes about the One Laptop per Child project and related projects and communities.   We currently have {{NUMBEROFARTICLES}} pages and over one-thousand registered contributors; please join us and share your ideas.
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==What's new==
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* Latest release: An even '''newer''' new stable build, [http://olpc.download.redhat.com/olpc/streams/development/build385/ '''Build 385'''], along with a new firmware release, [[OLPC_Firmware_q2b87|'''Q2B87''']], are now available. Please [[Autoreinstallation_image|update your machines]]&mdash;you'll find many improvements in virtually all system functions ([[BTest-2_Release_Notes|Release notes]]).
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"This is not just a matter of giving a laptop to each child, as if bestowing on them some magical charm.  The magic lies within -- within each child, within each scientist, scholar, or just plain citizen in the making. This initiative is meant to bring it forth into the light of day."  <br/> <span style="float:right; font-size:100%;">&nbsp; &mdash;Kofi Annan</span>
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* Localization: The Spanish translation of [http://www.laptop.org/es www.laptop.org] is now on line, thanks to the tireless efforts of [[User:Xavi|Xavier Alvarez]]. The templates for adding additional languages can be found at [[Localization/www.laptop.org]]. The [http://www.laptop.org/zh-CN Simplified Chinese translation] is also on line, thanks to [[User:ScottZ|Scott Zhu]]; as is the [http://www.laptop.org/pt Portuguese translation], thanks to [[User:Ptdrumm|Paulo Drummond]]; and the [http://www.laptop.org/ko Korean translation], thanks to [[User:Php5|Do Young-Min, 도 영민]].
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* B2 machines are being distributed to developers who have joined the [[Developers Program]].  Those without machines can still run [[OS images for emulation|emulators]] on their current computers.  If you have a machine, please see the [[BTest-2_Release_Notes|BTest-2 Release Notes]] and [[B1-demo-notes|B1 and B2 Demo Notes]].  B1 Release Notes can still be found [[BTest Software Notes|'''here''']].
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The [[Contributors|Contributors program]] offers free XO laptops to developers and content creators who are working on projects that will benefit deployments worldwideTo apply for this program, submit a [[Contributors program/Project proposal form|description of the work]] you are planning along with your contact information.
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* The specification for our security platform, [[Bitfrost|'''Bitfrost''']], has been released. Comments invited.
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Read more about our [[deployments]], the latest [[Sugar|sugar release]] and the new [[XO-4 Touch|XO-4 Touch laptop]], or other [[projects]]. Follow our [http://blog.laptop.org news] and submit new stories.  To suggest your own project, or get free XO hardware to work with, submit a [[Contributors|project proposal]] directly.
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* OLPC wins [http://www.popsci.com/popsci/flat/bown/2006/product_31.html '''Popular Science's Best of What's New 2006''']. The [http://laptop.org One Laptop per Child (OLPC)] website has a new look, thanks to the efforts of Nurun and Pentagram. 
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* [[Rwanda]] commits to the "One Laptop per Child" initiative.  Uruguay also [http://www.presidencia.gub.uy/_Web/noticias/2006/12/2006121402.htm announced] its participation in the OLPC project.  Previously, '''[http://www.iadb.org IDB]''' and OLPC formalized an '''[http://www.iadb.org/NEWS/articledetail.cfm?artid=3407&language=En agreement]''' aimed at support mainstreaming of new approaches to digital technology in Latin American and Caribbean education.
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[[Image:Annan-sachs-bonsaaso.jpeg|thumb|Kofi Annan and Jeff Sachs visit students in [[OLPC Ghana|Bonsaaso, Ghana]] ]]
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[[Image:001_Arahuay.JPG|thumb|School break at the [[Educators|pilot]] in [[OLPC Peru/Arahuay|Arahuay, Perú]] ]]
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[[Image:Classroom2.jpg|thumb|OLPC project in [[OLPC_Ethiopia|Ethiopia]] ]]
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Weekly updates can be found in '''[[Current events]]'''.
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== Get Involved ==
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==About One Laptop per Child==
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This Wiki contains project pages describing work and ideas related to OLPC.  Learn how to [[participate|get involved]] with those already in progress. You can also [[communication channels|ask]] other community members about ways to contribute.
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See our latest [http://planet.laptop.org community news] and [[OLPC:News|accomplishments]], including our overhauled [[Contributors Program]], offering free XO Laptop loans and [[Support Gang|community mentoring]] to volunteers worldwide who [[Contributors_program/Project_proposal_form|pay it forward]].
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This is the wiki for the One Laptop per Child association. The mission of this non-profit association is to develop a low-cost laptop&mdash;the "$100 Laptop"&mdash;a technology that could revolutionize how we educate the world's children. Our goal is to provide children around the world with new opportunities to explore, experiment, and express themselves.
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There are overview pages dedicated to [[Hardware specification|hardware]], [[software_components|software]], [[educators|education]] and [[content|content]].  
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The XO's iconic software interface, [[Sugar]], has its own [[OLPC Human Interface Guidelines|human interface guidelines]], here and on [http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Human_Interface_Guidelines the Sugar Labs wiki].  There are also discussion pages on issues of [[Deployments|deployment]] and [[Countries|country-specific]] discussions.
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Why do children in developing nations need laptops?  Laptops are both a window and a tool: a window into the world and a tool with which to think. They are a wonderful way for all children to learn learning through independent interaction and exploration.
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OLPC is designed around five [[core principles]] &mdash; [[core principles#Child Ownership|Child Ownership]], [[core principles#Low Ages|Low Ages]], [[core principles#Saturation|Saturation]], [[core principles#Connection|Connection]], and [[core principles#Free and Open Source|Free and Open Source tools]], and each of these have their own portal sections as well.
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OLPC espouses five [[core principles]]: (1) [[core principles#child ownership|child ownership]]; (2) [[core principles#low ages|low ages]]; (3) [[core principles#saturation|saturation]]; (4) [[core principles#connection|connection]]; and (5) [[core principles#free and open source|free and open source]].
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'''More on [[The Children's Machine|the Laptop]]''' and '''[[Learning Vision|OLPC's vision for learning]]'''.
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[[Image:StartOfMP.jpg|thumb|Start of mass production at [[Quanta]] ]]
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==What you'll find inside==
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* A build of Android for the XO-4 is available, see [[Android]],
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* A community project for using XOs as class or school servers has begun, please get involved, see [[XS Community Edition]],
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* The [http://blog.laptop.org/2013/07/16/family-oriented-xo-tablet-debuts-at-walmart-for-149/ XO Learning Tablet] debuted in July, 2013.
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* The [[XO-4|XO-4 Touch laptop]] entered production in February, 2013.
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* 2012 brought our [http://olpcSF.org/summit global community summit] Oct 19-21 and follow-on implementers' [http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugarcamp_SF_2012 San Francisco Sugarcamp++] Oct 22-24 -- all were invited to both events!
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* The [[XO-1.75|XO-1.75 laptop]] entered production in February, 2012.
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* [[OLPC Uruguay|Uruguay]] became the first country in the world to achieve one laptop per child, when its President Tabaré Vázquez handed out 400,000 XOs to the remaining school children on October 13, 2009.
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* For general news, see some of the OLPC news aggregators, including [http://planet.laptop.org planet.laptop.org], [http://blog.laptop.org the OLPC blog], and the independent [http://olpcnews.com OLPCNews] blog.
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A good place to start exploring this wiki is the '''[[One Laptop per Child]]''' page, which gives an overview of the project. There is a list of '''[[OLPC FAQ|frequently asked questions (FAQ)]]'''; a place to '''[[Ask OLPC a Question|ask a question]]'''; and numerous pages on [[Hardware specification|hardware]], [[software|software]], [[Educators|content]], and the [[developers program]]&mdash;and a separate [http://dev.laptop.org/wiki wiki for software development]. Sugar is a novel interface with its own [[OLPC Human Interface Guidelines|interface guidelines]]. There are also discussion pages on issues of deployment and [[Countries|country-specific]] discussions. An extended '''[[Table of Contents|table of contents]]''' is also available. The '''latest build''' is always available [http://olpc.download.redhat.com/olpc/streams/development/LATEST here]. The '''latest stable build''' is always available [http://olpc.download.redhat.com/olpc/streams/development/LATEST-STABLE-BUILD here].
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[[Image:rwanda 0709.jpg|thumb|right| [[OLPC Rwanda]] launches at Kagugu Primary School in Kigali]]
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[[Image:P1020317-1.JPG|thumb|right| Laptops are introduced in [[OLPC Mongolia|Mongolia]] ]]
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The purpose of this wiki is to both share information about the project and to solicit ideas and feedback. The articles and discussion vary from technical to epistemological. '''We invite comments on every page (please use the "discussion" tab at the top of each page). Please restrict edits to the article pages themselves to facts, not opinions. You are encouraged to sign your work and to make liberal use of citations and links.''' (Please make an account and please use <nowiki>~~~~</nowiki> as a signature for your comments.) Please note that pages that include the <nowiki>{{OLPC}}</nowiki> template&mdash;such as this one&mdash;are maintained by the OLPC team and are generally representative of the current state of the project. Other pages&mdash;created and maintained by the public&mdash;should be read with that in mind.
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XO: The Children's Machine

The One Laptop per Child non-profit develops a low-cost laptop—the "XO Laptop"—to revolutionize how we educate the world's children. Our mission is to provide educational opportunities for the world's most isolated and poorest children by giving each child a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop; and software tools and content designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning.

OLPC has produced XO laptops for more than 2 million children around the world, the majority of them in Uruguay, Peru, Rwanda, Haiti, Australia, Mongolia and the United States. These laptops all run Sugar and Fedora Linux, and have customized software and content builds developed by their national deployment teams in collaboration with OLPC staff. We maintain a regular update of deployment information.


Quote of the Day

"This is not just a matter of giving a laptop to each child, as if bestowing on them some magical charm. The magic lies within -- within each child, within each scientist, scholar, or just plain citizen in the making. This initiative is meant to bring it forth into the light of day."
  —Kofi Annan

Current projects

The Contributors program offers free XO laptops to developers and content creators who are working on projects that will benefit deployments worldwide. To apply for this program, submit a description of the work you are planning along with your contact information.

Read more about our deployments, the latest sugar release and the new XO-4 Touch laptop, or other projects. Follow our news and submit new stories. To suggest your own project, or get free XO hardware to work with, submit a project proposal directly.


Kofi Annan and Jeff Sachs visit students in Bonsaaso, Ghana
School break at the pilot in Arahuay, Perú
OLPC project in Ethiopia

Get Involved

This Wiki contains project pages describing work and ideas related to OLPC. Learn how to get involved with those already in progress. You can also ask other community members about ways to contribute.

See our latest community news and accomplishments, including our overhauled Contributors Program, offering free XO Laptop loans and community mentoring to volunteers worldwide who pay it forward.

Overviews

There are overview pages dedicated to hardware, software, education and content. The XO's iconic software interface, Sugar, has its own human interface guidelines, here and on the Sugar Labs wiki. There are also discussion pages on issues of deployment and country-specific discussions.

OLPC is designed around five core principlesChild Ownership, Low Ages, Saturation, Connection, and Free and Open Source tools, and each of these have their own portal sections as well.


Start of mass production at Quanta

News and updates

OLPC Rwanda launches at Kagugu Primary School in Kigali
Laptops are introduced in Mongolia
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