OLPC XO-2 hardware will be open source

The second generation One Laptop Per Child computer, the XO-2, will use open source hardware, so that anyone will be able to make copies of it. Accroding to Nicolas Negroponte:

One important thing about the XO-2 is that we’re going to do it as an open source hardware programme. The XO-1 was really designed as if we were Apple. The XO-2 will be designed as if we were Google – we’ll want people to copy it. We’ll make the constituent parts available. We’ll try and get it out there using the exact opposite approach that we did with the XO-1.

(via Techdirt)

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One Response to OLPC XO-2 hardware will be open source

  1. looking at how many people resigned from the XO project, Negroponte is partly to blame for the XO’s failure.

    but at least it kick started the netbook phenomena, and without considerable govt backing I can’t see XO going any where real soon.

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