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I’ll do it, but only if you’ll help


Pledge “OLPCwixiNEWS”

"I will invest 100 hours in free wixi software for OLPC XO laptop language learners but only if 1 olpcnews.com reader will take a minute to help make wixi happen."

— friend of wixi

Deadline to sign up by: 25th May 2007
4 people signed up (3 over target)

More details
http://laptopfoundation,org/en/propose
seeks ideas that $100 laptop kids can
use to learn.. a draft wixi proposal is
here: http://wixi.cc/xoproposal

http://wiki.laptop.org/go/WiXi proposes
a simple idea that $100 laptop kids can
use to learn languages. 8,000+ pageviews
suggests that someone is interested..

http://twext.cc/go/olpcnewsstory describes
a context for this proposal.. the OLPC
needs educational content which, ideally,
kids can help to create

http://twext.cc/twexter shows a working
demo of the basic wixi tool.. in early
June, a multilingual wixi specified at
http://twext.cc/go/18 should be working

Waqas Hussein, who programmed the demo and
delivering the multilingual version is keen
to create wixi software for the $100 laptop,
which will soon be used in his native country
of Pakistan.

Waqas is a sharp programmer as you can see
by the clean free code he created at
http://sourceforge.net/projects/twexter

our plan is to make an xulrunner/javascript
desktop wixi that can integrate with existing
collaborative authoring activities on the XO..

$2000 can get it done and get it done right.
$1000 delivers wixi for the $100 laptop this summer..
$1000 responds to feedback to improve wixi by fall..

http://laptopfoundation.org may be more
likely to support the project if more of
us share some interest.. with little risk,
you can help deliver a rewarding new tool

benefits may include
* a simple test of "learning learning"
* potential to serve many children
* extend a useful new free software
* a more tolerant, multilingual future
* when wixi works, you get bragging rights

you and your kids may soon enjoy many hours
using free wixi software to learn more language..
please spend a minute to make it happen sooner..

action? simple: write a quick email to anyone
you think might be interested.. invite them
to sign this pledge:

http://pledgebank.com/OLPCwixi10

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  • At first, it was a good project, but now, asus is on the market with his 701, less than $299, good quality, design and performance, what is the future of the olpc... don't know, but asus's future will be better.
    code, 13 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
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Current signatories (Green text = they've done it)

friend of wixi, the Pledge Creator, joined by:

  • Rob van Son
  • Carlos Saraiva
  • Pascal
  • Volkan

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