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2007 status: yellow
current status : jaune


About OLPC France

OLPC France (map) is a group of around 40 people supporting the OLPC project in different ways:

  • promote the OLPC project in France,
  • create a community around the project
  • develop specific content,
  • support every French initiative on the project,
  • exchange with OLPC Foundation and OLPC country communities.

If you're interested by the OLPC project, by the XO or if you have any project around developement, research or education, do not hesitate to join us !


OLPC France gather people from various backgrounds: hackers from the /tmp/lab (some of them working on the OpenWRT project), people with a strong interest in pedagogy, some with a deep experience with Squeak/Etoys/Logo, others having a strong interest in international collaboration, etc.

Ongoing projects

(For a recent list of projects, check the french wiki.)

  • We held a deployment of 160 XOs at Madagascar on the Nosy Komba island (more here)
  • Two major events in 2009: CodeCamp and a SugarCamp
  • We are an official repair center for XOs
  • We presented our progress to OLPC's Support Gang on March 6, 2011

Planned actions

  • Pilot school

Contact us

For more information, you can reach us on the OLPC France mailing list and visit our wiki.



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Number of Laptops Number of manufactured laptops::100
Keyboard Layout Keyboard::OLPC English Keyboard
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Pilot Status [[Pilot status::100 XOs was deployed between July and August 2009

They are used at school from October 2009 A full report on this deployment is downloadable here News feed on the deployment is here]]