There are a number of OLPC community communication channels. These are primarily mailing lists (listed fully at http://lists.laptop.org), IRC channels (#olpc is a good starting points for open discussion; almost everyone hangs out there as well as omre specific channels), and discussion forums.
general discussion about the project
- #olpc, for discussion of anything related to OLPC, including local events and news
- #olpc-help, for newbies and those getting started with their own XOs
- #olpc-es, for spanish-language discussion, including discussion of OLPC Peru, Uruguay, and Mexico
- #olpc-de, for german-language discussion
development and participation
- #olpc-devel, on OFTC.org
- #schoolserver, which should perhaps be renamed to #olpc-schoolserver...
- separate small channels appear from time to time for meetings, pootle and localization, and more.
There are a number of active OLPC forums, including