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<div style="font-size:133%; text-align:center; margin-left:100px; ">Starting '''<u>November 12</u>''', [http://laptop.org One Laptop Per Child]<br/>will be offering a '''[http://xogiving.org/ Give 1 Get 1 Program]'''<br/>for a brief window of time in '''<u>North America</u>'''.</div><div style="font-size:80%; text-align:right; ">See also the [http://www.laptopgiving.org/en/faq.php Frequently Asked Questions].</div></span></div>
 
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; In a nutshell : If you live in the '''USA or Canada''', and during a brief period of time, you will be able to pay USD 399 for '''two''' XO laptops. The first laptop is yours to keep (the ''get 1'' part) and the second one is donated to the program to be distributed in one of OLPC's partner countries (the ''give 1'' part).
 
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See also the [http://laptopfoundation.org/participate/givemany.shtml Give Many] program for giving larger quantities of laptops to your preferred destination.
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This page is part of the OLPC wiki, edited by the community at large. OLPC also has a static [http://www.laptopgiving.org/en/faq.php Official FAQ] on this program.
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You can help support OLPC's mission by contributing [[participate|time and knowledge]] or
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[http://laptopgiving.org/en/give-a-laptop.php donating money], or by participating in our annual giving campaigns.  For the first two years after mass production, we ran an annual "Give 1, Get 1" campaign where for the price of two XOs you could receive one and donate the cost of one to the foundation.
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== [[XO Giving]] specific questions ==
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= Give 1, Get 1 =
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*Why are XOs sold in developed nations (as part of the get one give one program) being stripped down and only sold for a limited time? Couldn't any child regardless of geography, culture or income bracket benefit from a educational laptop like this? Additionally, wouldn't it help create manufacturing economies of scale if more were sold? This could potentially help reach the goal of a true $100 laptop faster.
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*Will the North American Laptops include any human-power system?
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[[Image:G1g1-poster-girl-sm.jpg|thumb|right|Poster child for G1G1 in 2007. ]]
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: no.
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:*Will the one given to a '''developed country''' include a human-power system?
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::no.  If you mean ''developing'' countries, then yes, but only if it is needed and cost effective, determined by the deployment project team. --[[User:Quozl|Quozl]] 06:38, 19 November 2007 (EST)
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*How can one get a hand crank or yo yo? (for myself I am getting one for use while backpacking far off the grid so it is essential.)
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== Give 1, Get 1 2007 ==
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[[Image:G1g1-poster-girl-4.JPG|thumb|right|Original photo.  Taken in Abuja, May 2007]]
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[[Image:G1g1-poster-girl-5.jpg|thumb|right|The face that launched 100,000 laptops.  Arriving at school with a smile.]]
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The 2007 Give 1, Get 1 program (or "G1G1") concluded on 31 December 2007. 85,000 people gave a laptop through this program, donations which helped launch deployments in [[OLPC Haiti|Haiti]], [[OLPC Rwanda|Rwanda]], [[OLPC Mongolia|Mongolia]], [[OLPC Palestine|Palestine]], and [[OLPC Afghanistan|Afghanistan]].
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*Will the North American Laptops use the Anti-theft 'leasing' system?
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The poster child for the campaign was from Nigeria, where we launched one of our first pilots in 2006.
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: no.
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*If so, can this be disabled to prevent 'bricking'?
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[[G1G1 2007]] has archival info on the 2007 program.  During the program, participants who donated USD $399 would cover the cost of one laptop to be distributed by OLPC to one of its least-developed partner countries, and would get 1 to keep, for themselves or for a child in their lives.  OLPC also has a static [http://www.laptopgiving.org/en/faq.php Official FAQ] on this program.
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: see above.
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*Will people in Europe also be able to purchase X0s via the G1G1 program?
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== Give 1, Get 1 2008 ==
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: not at the moment.
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The 2008 ''Give 1, Get 1'' campaign ran between November 17 and December 31, 2008. You can still visit [http://laptop.org/xo '''laptop.org.org/xo'''] to donate a laptop, but you won't receive one.  Close to 10,000 people participated in this program.
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:: As far as I know, not. This has more to do with logistics, support and other bureaucratic reasons that apply to international commerce of electronic equipment and not an arbitrary decision that forgot or ignored the rest of the world. --[[User:Xavi|Xavi]] 20:44, 10 October 2007 (EDT)
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:: Can you be more specific?:
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::Logistics solution: add logistic cost to price, What is the bureaucratic reasons? What UE law not allow it? (Xan)
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For more about the program, see [[G1G1 2008]].
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:::For example, in Europe one can't sell a laptop without a take-back program in place. (some sort of recycling/disposal thing) [[User:AlbertCahalan|AlbertCahalan]] 01:49, 13 November 2007 (EST)
 
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::If it's really not an "arbitrary decision that forgot the rest of the world", then why does the site http://xogiving.org/faq.php say nothing about this policy? The page clearly assumes that only people from the USA will read it (it doesn't even mention Canada). If it's really not just OLPC forgetting that the outside world exists, why is there no official clarification on the official site?
 
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::There's more discussion of this issue on [[Talk:Give 1 Get 1]] (no clear answers or clarifications, mind)
 
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:::The OLPC is a highly ambitious project in technical, pedagogical, and financing terms. The trade-offs involved mean that the paid staff are few and spread very thin. Consider the issues of shipping an EU version: people would expect a localized keyboard, OS, and basic warranty and support (not the "how do I get this program to do that" variety, but the "It doesn't turn on" variety). Then there's shipping. Yes, these problems are all solvable, but they take more than just money, they take staff, and OLPC just doesn't have any to spare right now. For those are ready to handle some logistics yourselves, there are some clear suggestions at [http://www.olpcnews.com/sales_talk/g1g1/give_one_get_one_globally.html OLPC news (unaffiliated news site)].
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== Media ==
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Various media for G1G1 campaigns:
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* Nigerian girl carrying a laptop on her head (at right)
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*: There are a number of formats and layouts of that print
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* 2008 reprise of the above:
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*: '''[http://media.laptop.org/ebenmedia/Advertising/One%20Laptop.pdf as a pdf]''', or as an '''[http://media.laptop.org/ebenmedia/Advertising/OLPC_Standard_Flash_Banners/300x600/swf/OLPC_300x600_30k.swf animated flash]'''
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*: Also used on limited-run long-sleeve t-shirts
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* The 2008 OLPC [http://media.laptop.org/realmedia/brandvideos/ Brand videos]
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:::Separately, I do think that some mistakes are being made here. A simple non-US FAQ like this one on the main website is a bad oversight. Also, it is important to make it very clear that this is not a tested, consumer-ready product - although a solid v1.0 is not too far off, the software is still very much in development, and this will still be true at Christmas.
 
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::::Localization keyboard is not a problem: you give a laptop in non-US countries, like Chile, African regions, .... so you have localized keyboard.
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== User communities ==
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::::For the other hand, in EU people "expect" the same as in US: if you say that we have only 30 days warranty, we understand it as americans do ;-)
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* Can you vote for which country to send the other XO? Leave some preferences?
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Users of the XO have formed many user groups (some even before the 2007 units arrived).  See [[Regional groups]].
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: not at the moment.
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* When will the laptops be delivered?
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When you get your XO, follow the "Help using the XO" link in the side navigation under "About the XO".
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: According to [http://edition.cnn.com/2007/TECH/11/09/olpc.negroponte/index.html this CNN article], it will depend on the order date, where the first 20,000 ordered are estimated to arrive before Christmas and the others later.  However, point 5 of the [http://www.laptopgiving.org/en/terms-and-conditions.php Give-One-Get-One Terms and Conditions] expressly states that delivery may be subject to delays, so there are no certain delivery dates. &mdash;[[User:Leejc|Joe]] 11:48, 15 November 2007 (EST)
 
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* How many laptops have been sold?
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== Discussion ==
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Discussions about giving and G1G1 have been moved to the discussion page at [[Talk:XO Giving]].
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* To whom can further questions be addressed?
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[[Category:Donation]]
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: The bottom of the pages on the OLPC site includes this: "Donor service questions: 1-800-201-7144".
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More discussion at this article's associated talk page: [[Talk:XO Giving]]
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You can help support OLPC's mission by contributing time and knowledge or donating money, or by participating in our annual giving campaigns. For the first two years after mass production, we ran an annual "Give 1, Get 1" campaign where for the price of two XOs you could receive one and donate the cost of one to the foundation.

Give 1, Get 1

The currency of this article or section may be limited by out-of-date information.
There may be relevant discussion on its talk page
Poster child for G1G1 in 2007.

Give 1, Get 1 2007

Original photo. Taken in Abuja, May 2007
The face that launched 100,000 laptops. Arriving at school with a smile.

The 2007 Give 1, Get 1 program (or "G1G1") concluded on 31 December 2007. 85,000 people gave a laptop through this program, donations which helped launch deployments in Haiti, Rwanda, Mongolia, Palestine, and Afghanistan.

The poster child for the campaign was from Nigeria, where we launched one of our first pilots in 2006.

G1G1 2007 has archival info on the 2007 program. During the program, participants who donated USD $399 would cover the cost of one laptop to be distributed by OLPC to one of its least-developed partner countries, and would get 1 to keep, for themselves or for a child in their lives. OLPC also has a static Official FAQ on this program.

Give 1, Get 1 2008

The 2008 Give 1, Get 1 campaign ran between November 17 and December 31, 2008. You can still visit laptop.org.org/xo to donate a laptop, but you won't receive one. Close to 10,000 people participated in this program.

For more about the program, see G1G1 2008.



Media

Various media for G1G1 campaigns:

  • Nigerian girl carrying a laptop on her head (at right)
    There are a number of formats and layouts of that print
  • 2008 reprise of the above:
    as a pdf, or as an animated flash
    Also used on limited-run long-sleeve t-shirts
  • The 2008 OLPC Brand videos


User communities

Users of the XO have formed many user groups (some even before the 2007 units arrived). See Regional groups.

When you get your XO, follow the "Help using the XO" link in the side navigation under "About the XO".


Discussion

Discussions about giving and G1G1 have been moved to the discussion page at Talk:XO Giving.

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