The former president of software and content for the One Laptop Per Child foundation has launched a new initiative in the wake of the project's decision to ship with Windows XP, reports. Walter Bender said his new Sugar Labs Foundation is being established to further extend Sugar, the acclaimed open-source learning platform originally developed for One Laptop Per Child's XO laptop. Sugar Labs will focus on providing a software "ecosystem" that enhances learning on the XO laptop, as well as other laptops distributed by other companies, such as the ASUS Eee PC. The platform has already been bundled with...

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