So Intel has quit the OLPC project due to philosophical differences. Like many, I was wondering how long this (AMD,XO,Intel) marriage would last. I wonder why Intel ventured there in the first place, because AMD was there first (?) and Intel didnt want to lose $$$ (brand recall in marketing terms indirectly means $$$, which AMD would get via project associativity).
“I think that as an organization, Intel is about competition; they are not about learning,” said Mr. Bender, the group’s president for software and content.
Duh, unless you dont share an iota of the same philosophy, ideals or whatever of the OLPC project, it did not make much sense to try and ride two boats at the same time (read, Classmate PC). What a shame !!