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I will be talking about the kids and their teachers in schools and OLPCs in the real world, rather than what we think we know of it (e.g. I was surprised to discover that there are schools in Peru that take twenty *days* to travel to)

Project: One Laptop Per Child 


Jim Gettys

Vice President, Software Engineering Jim Gettys is interested in open-source systems for education on very inexpensive computers. He was previously at HP's Cambridge Research Lab working on the X Window System with Keith Packard, both on desktops and embedded systems such as the HP iPAQ. He helped to start the handhelds.org project and has also contributed to freedesktop.org efforts. Gettys has served on the X.org Foundation board of directors and served until 2004 on the Gnome Foundation board of directors. Gettys worked at W3C from 1995-1999; he is the editor of the HTTP/1.1 specification (now an IETF Draft Standard). He is one of the principal authors of the X Window System, edited the HTTP/1.1 specification for the IETF, and is one of the authors of AF, a network transparent audio server system.

Jim Gettys

Vice President, Software Engineering Jim Gettys is interested in open-source systems for education on very inexpensive computers. He was previously at HP's Cambridge Research Lab working on the X Window System with Keith Packard, both on desktops and embedded systems such as the HP iPAQ. He helped to start the handhelds.org project and has also contributed to freedesktop.org efforts. Gettys has served on the X.org Foundation board of directors and served until 2004 on the Gnome Foundation board of directors. Gettys worked at W3C from 1995-1999; he is the editor of the HTTP/1.1 specification (now an IETF Draft Standard). He is one of the principal authors of the X Window System, edited the HTTP/1.1 specification for the IETF, and is one of the authors of AF, a network transparent audio server system.

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