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OLPC restructuring leaves casualties in wake

updated 01:10 pm EDT, Fri March 21, 2008

OLPC project turmoil

The One Laptop Per Child project is undergoing serious internal problems, InfoWorld reports. The non-profit group is said to be in the middle of a massive restructuring effort, prompted by an organization described by chairman Nicholas Negroponte as "almost like a terrorist group, doing almost impossible things." OLPC is now hunting for a new CEO, and its director of Security Architecture, Ivan Krstić, has announced his resignation.

"I cannot subscribe to the organization's new aims or structure in good faith, nor can I reconcile them with my personal ethic," he says. "Having exhausted other options, three weeks ago I resigned my post at OLPC."

Krstić's departure may have serious impact on the morale of remaining employees, as he was picked by the MIT Technology Review as one of the top innovators under of the age of 35, specifically for his work on the OLPC project. The move also follows other setbacks in January, when it lost its chief technology officer as well as backing by Intel.



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