The One Laptop Per Child association (OLPC) is a non-profit organization, created by faculty members of the MIT Media Lab, set up to oversee The Children's Machine project and the construction of the XO-1 "$100 laptop". Both the project and the organization were announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in January 2005.
According to the home page of the project's wiki at laptop.org, OLPC espouses five core principles:
- child ownership
- low ages
- connection; and
- free and open source.