Are you scouring 30 RSS feeds a day just to keep up to speed on all things OLPC? Maybe you stop by here at OLPC News to read up to the minute news and commentary, yet you seek more sites that can provide updates on OLPC's clock-stopping-hot XO technology.
If so, you're in luck; two new OLPC development blogs sprang up within days of each other late last week and there's content a plenty waiting for you there.
Hot off the presses we have One Laptop per Child's own Planet OLPC site - an official repository for blog posts by OLPC developers and contributors. Planet OLPC is not a new site per se, consisting as it does of reBlogged posts from developer's own blogs.
This makes Planet OLPC more akin to other "Planet" sites such as "Planet Fedora", "Planet Ubuntu" and "Planet Debian" than it is to sites such as Ubuntu's (rather wonderful) "Fridge" - an innovative community news site that derives its name from the spookily inevitable phenomena of fridge doors as the receptacle of notices - be it in the home, office or common room.
A mock up of Planet OLPC surfaced in late 2006 on the Fedora wiki, but the site officially launched in a slightly modified layout three days ago following this post on Christopher Blizzard's 0xdeadbeef blog. According to the site itself, Planet OLPC aims to provide:
News and banter from the people working on the One Laptop per Child project, employees and volunteers alike.Thus far contributors include:
- Marc (Uwog) Maurer (AbiWord developer)
- Philip Van Hoof (Tinymail developer)
- Jim Gettys (OLPC Big Cheese)
- Christopher Blizzard (OLPC/Redhat)
- John J5 Palmieri (OLPC/Redhat)
- a good many more...
No doubt, as the Planet OLPC site expands, more contributors will be added. Hopefully this will let
us you trim the number of feeds we you plough through every morning, noon and night to get to our your Children's Machine XO goodness. Henceforth you shall need but two feeds;