Thank you for your interest in the One Laptop Per Child program. It's wonderful to have another voice in the debate around the worthy goal of improving education using information and communication technologies, such as per-student computers.
And kudos to producing UTUTO, a "GNU/Linux distribution whose name is reminiscent of a small lizard from northern Argentina". I am sure that this operating system is an improvement to the basic Linux distribution and hopefully you've developed a user interface that is localized to your users and application and content useful to them.
But reading your quotes in Computadoras baratas de EEUU son "dominación cultural", dice Proyecto UTUTO, I fear you may have missed the aims and the practicalities of One Laptop Per Child in your zeal to promote UTUTO as an OS option for Children's Machine XO's in Uruguay.
First off, you say (according to Google Translate):
The project "One Laptop to per Child", of cheap computers for the South, is "a frightful system of domination and global cultural manipulation"[...]Now just where did you get that idea? Because according to Nicholas Negroponte:
According to Olivera, the portable OLPC "have dark things that we do not like", count on "a system of global positioning to locate the equipment, other to block their use when it feels like his creators to them and, in addition, (they predetermine) the contents that are going to use" the users.
"It's not about curriculum or content. It's about leveraging the children themselves."Luckily for the young students, there will actually be a "starter pack" of content, which OLPC is actively soliciting from multiple sources, but it will be content very much localized to each country & culture, not an imperialistic Ameri-centric mind-dump.
And the Bitfrost security platform does not have GPS capabilities - Global Positioning Systems are not even mentioned in its specification. Bitfrost does allow for remote censure of the laptop, but as an anti-theft measure only, a locally controlled "kill switch" to reduce black market eBay sales of the OLPC XO, not some MIT zap from space.
Next, you accuse MIT of profiting from OLPC sales with this choice quote (according to Google Translate):
"the MIT not only would gain a great percent of the money to sell this machine to the governments, because single it admits that they buy it by amounts nonsmaller of a million, but that, in addition, it would obtain money by the technical service and of repairs of these machines",I too have wondered about OLPC profit per order, but with new information coming out on OLPC production methods, I am confident that OLPC will not be making much from OLPC sales - its the Taiwan computer industry that will have millions of dollars in revenue.
So while OLPC may have its faults, and it may need much more local buy-in and content to be successful, the criticisms you raise are not accurate. In fact, they have no bearing on your desire to have UTUTO instead of Linux/Sugar OS on the OLPC XO.
If you do have a logical and persuasive argument for your OS, one that is anchored in the "learning learning" goal of OLPC, please do share. I'm always happy to publish guest writers. But be more targeted with your comments. Right now, your quotes just sound like bitter talk from an OS developer spurned.