Across the bay the OLPC SF Community Summit 2011 started Friday evening, Oct 21st. The main sessions were Sat, Oct 22nd and (still going today) Sun, Oct 23rd. A panel is live streaming now. Tweets come from @olpcsf on twitter and identi.ca
After the Christmas programs of 2007 & 2008 that offered a laptop for a child and a laptop for the buyer, 2009 and 2010 saw a hiatus of the Give One, Get One now give One or Many offer by Amazon. There are more laptops shipping each month to children all over the world, 2.1 million as of Jan 2011. The project is going strong. A community map olpcmap.net shows information contributed about deployments.
Hardware wise, the second revision of the OLPC 1.0 hardware, the OLPC 1.5, is shipping now and the OLPC 1.75 in the same green and white form factor using an ARM processor is being tested in very limited quantities right now. After four years, OLPC blogged about the progress that every child between the ages of 6 & 12 in Uruguay has an OLPC. This is due to Uruguay’s Plan Ceibal.
I just heard on the live stream about a new manual bookmarked at Help_Activity_Refresh (was j.mp/xomanual), an update of the FLOSS manual previously published lead by Carol and Christophe which goes into the Help Activity of every OLPC.
Already underway, as it is the 4th Sunday of the month the meeting at Bobby G’s Pizzeria is already underway. Please join us.