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Intel quits ‘One Laptop Per Child’ scheme

American computer chip maker Intel has withdrawn from a project aimed at giving millions of cheap laptop computers to children in developing countries.

Intel says it has ended its involvement because the board of the One Laptop Per Child project wants the firm to stop promoting rival machines.

The laptop is designed to be rugged enough to cope with conditions in developing countries.

Reference
ABC News

Creative Commons music in the $100 laptop

Below quoted is what was forwarded on to me by a friend, it was emailed to him from Jamendo in there August newsletter.

We are also delighted to announce a partnership with the One Laptop per Child association OLPC to bring a selection of Creative Commons music to their $100 laptops. For us, it makes sense to help OLPC because their laptop is an excellent way to extend the music sharing values we defend to the developing countries.

Now, it is possible for each member of the jamendo community to create one or more special playlists for OLPC. The playlists should have less than 20 minutes of music and contain only tracks licensed under the CC BY or BY-SA licenses. To label a playlist for the OLPC, add ?OLPC? before its name.

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