The broad influence of the One Laptop Per Child initiative continues to expand its sphere, CNET reports: Walter Bender, who just left the OLPC initiative to start up an open-source software spinoff, is reportedly in "informal discussions" to get its Linux-based operating system on low-cost laptops made by four manufacturers. The nonprofit spinoff, Sugar Laboratories, is having discussions with Pixel Qi and is interesting in pursuing a relationship with Intel, Bender told BetaNews. No other companies were named, though he mentioned Asus on Sugar Labs’ web site last week…

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