Tuesday, November 13, 2007

givemany hack

Those german hackers....


Three students from Germany started olpc-deutschland.de which looks like the Austrian grassroots organization. But seems like they want to order via the givemany program and then distribute locally. But this does not work, according to Samuel Klein (SJ). The give many program is only intended to reach educational institutions. I confirmed this in a Skype chat with SJ.


aaron 1:37 AM
question: there seems to be a collective order for givemany at http://olpc-deutschland.de (not known to me) .
They want to pool orders for givemany . I thought the givemany XOs should *only* go to schools/educational
institutes or be ordered by them? Is that so?
1:38 AM
since otherwise there would be the issue of reselling the XOs
2:20 AM
still here?
SJ Klein 2:33 AM
yes
2:33 AM
reading
2:33 AM
sorry
aaron 2:34 AM
np
SJ Klein 2:34 AM
yes, givemany laptops only go to ed institutions
aaron 2:34 AM
ok

3 Comments:

Anonymous pepe said...

Plus you can't use foreign shipment adresses with your Paypal account.

I'd have to ask someone to let me use his credit card, the most insecure payment system in the world and rarely used in germany.

November 13, 2007 4:28 AM  
Blogger Gregor said...

Hello Christoph!

Those German hackers? :-) Thank you for your request at Samuel Klein from OLPC.

I think you have misinterpreted us a little bit. The collective order was just an idea. Of course, we are very happy about the big response of others.

We have tried to get trough to you, it's a pity. Maybe you could give us a call?

The most important thing to know about us from "OLPC Deutschland" is: our goal ist to get the German public talk about OLPC and their project. It is and will always be a social project for us, we don't want to have any advantage for us personally.

If we ever start a project like a collective order (if we would find a legal way), we would pay a lot of attention to whom we give it. We don't want to be an occasion to buy an XO and resell it later over ebay or something like that. This would not be in Mind of OLPC Foundation. And of course, we would not do anything without asking the OLPC Foundation.

We hope that OLPC Austria and OLPC Deutschland can support each other and help the OLPC Vision come true. I'm looking forward to hear from you.

Gregor
www.OLPC-Deutschland.de

November 13, 2007 2:02 PM  
Anonymous Bob Keyes said...

Hi, This is Bob Keyes. Some of you I met when I visited Austria and Graz for Elevate.AT. Anyhow, I volunteer to re-ship G1G1 OLPCs from my work address at Harvard or from my home nearby. I haven't worked out any logistics for this yet, so we'll have to work together to get this done. I am an honest and real person, you can ask Aaron.

November 25, 2007 7:05 AM  

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