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Is OLPC team crossing the lines?

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I've just been reading an article on News.com, which explains in some detail the exit of Intel from an OLPC alliance. It happened after some few years of disagreements and heat between the teams; and after they seemingly made up and OLPC started developing an Intel-based model (which I would love to see). What's going on then? Why road is not all that slick and easy for the project, which took the pledge to help all the poor kids in the world (sort of)?

I believe, that a chip vendor other than a would-be chosen one for the project would try to stick his nose into the project, or try to invent some other way to compete. It's just the way that capitalism works. Searching for a new market is nothing new. And that's exactly what Intel did.

So, if OLPC team cannot demand that Intel would stop all their "competing with OLPC" programs, then by doing so they are crossing the line.

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