Ivan, of OLPC fame, made a post a few days ago about some issues he took with a post by Bruce Perens beleaguering some of the recent OLPC/Microsoft press. It's interesting for a few reasons - other than the back and forth between Ivan and Bruce, there's a gem of a quote that rang very true for me:
One commonly-forgotten truth about OLPC is that our commitment to open source and free software isnâ€™t religious, but pragmatic â€” we believe Linux and Sugar constitute a better software platform and, much more importantly, a better learning platform.
Not only do I agree with the first part of that quote, namely my philosophy to using open and free software runs towards the pragmatic, and not religious, but that the OLPC is a learning platform.
This quote also reenforces this idea.
Read his post here: ivan krstiÄ‡ Â· code culture: The paradox of choice