OLPC Austria is a grassroots coalition of people in the German speaking countries, mainly Austria, interested in contributing to the "One Laptop Per Child" (OLPC) project which is more widely known as the "$100 laptop".
The OLPC XO is one of the most wanted devices right now and we are getting an overwhelming number of requests for it.
The truth of the matter is that we simply don't know yet if or when European individuals might be able to buy one. Quantities are extremely limited at this time and there are a lot of issues that need to be clarified in order to start a Give 1 Get 1 program in Europe. However we invite you to play with one of our machines at our meetings and you can certainly send us an email to be notified should there be an opportunity to buy an XO Laptop in the future.Some people suggested ordering via givemany and then distribute locally. But according to SJ this does not work. The givemany XOs are only for educational institutes!
|The prototype of Hansel & Gretel - the bag for the XO!|
|XO ImageQuiz is another interesting project; a tool for playful learning
and teaching with a simple concept: one question, one image, one click.
|More projects (you could contribute to)|
How can I join? What can I contribute?
- Read the OLPC wiki, download and start the live CD and play around.
- Find something you can do right now.
- Look at what our friends at OLPC Nepal are doing.
- Subscribe to our mailing lists (lists are currently in german, tell us if you want to contribute in english)
- Come to our next regular meeting: Every first Wednesday in each month, 19:00 at VIVI located at Liebiggasse 9, 1010 Wien. To talk, develop, play around with a XO-1 or to use the 100mbit Internet uplink :-))
- Introduction to the OLPC project and OLPC Austria
- Current Projects of OLPC Austria
- People involved in OLPC Austria and internal people list
- History of OLPC Austria
- Info about using our development server
- Images of our XO-B2 and B4 Laptops