OLPH program anoucement

by Sari Shafiei January 03, 2009 - 21:48

EMTEC, manufacturer of the innovative Gdium Liberty 1000, announces the “One Laptop Per Hacker Program” and opens its development process to the community.

Booting on a USB key, the Gdium Liberty 1000 runs Mandriva G-Linux, a Gnu/Linux edition optimized for MIPS processors with a simplified human interface, and an online/offline integration framework.

We invite Developers, Contributors, Human Interface Designers, Graphical Artists, Sound Designers, Project Leaders, Translators, Hardware tinkerer and in general any Free Software Minded Innovators to join the “One Laptop Per Hacker” program (OLPH).

Be among the first to get your hands on a Gdium Liberty 1000 at a low cost, early access price. Share knowledge and get fast access to the Core Gdium Developer Team, and the members of the Gdium Foundation.

You can join the “OLPH” program either as a “friend”, in which case you will get free access to the Gdium.com website, to the Gdium bug tracker, feature forum, newsletter, …

Or you can submit a project and, if selected and after approval of the "OLPH" charter, you will be able to acquire for 250€ (VAT included) an “early release, signed edition” of the Gdium Liberty 1000 with two G-keys, one loaded with the standard environment, and one loaded with the full developer kit.

You can get all the details of the program by visiting “http://olph.gdium.com

Pardon me for abusing this

Pardon me for abusing this comment form: When registering to access this website, your terms are in french, no translation offered. I don't know French that well. The registration form's list of countries has only 5 or so countries. I don't live in any of those. About the OLPH early release price of 250 euro, for a possibly not-perfect early release Gdium, in the current netbook market, is simply not worth it. I don't expect anyone to pay more than that in stores when they're finally released. You've got to rethink your pricing. If I wasn't into MIPS I'd get some other netbook or even a laptop. Sincerely.

by Anonyme (not verified) January 05, 2009 - 00:57

Great idea, I assume the

Great idea,
I assume the mandriva guys will be very thankful to get some volunteer help to get mandrive mini working as they need :-)

There is any timeframe for replying our requests to join the programme?

by Alejandro Mery January 10, 2009 - 03:14

We are in the process of

We are in the process of translating our English terms and updating the list of countries. Should be done soon. Meanwhile you can register and update your profile later.

by Sari Shafiei January 10, 2009 - 13:39

Information about the

Information about the timing The current timeframe for the OLPH program is till the end of January, although this could be cut somewhat shorter (we are filling up the currently avaiable slot fast). The key being of course the quality of submissions proposed. We will be allways interested in great ideas.

by Patrick Sinz January 12, 2009 - 12:39

Really nice :-) thank you for

Really nice :-) thank you for this OLPH operation ! Now i am excited about when the box will in my hands :-) Gdium RulezZ

by Souldream Dream January 14, 2009 - 12:14

@first poster: if you check

@first poster: if you check the market and all the netbooks with a 10" screen you will find out the cheapest machine is at 379€ and the price goes up to 600€. You might be mistaken with smaller screen size.

by Fred Muller January 16, 2009 - 03:40

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