When the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) started, Apple approached the Project Managers in order to provide a Mac OS X version for the little laptop but was rejected because they (OLPC) wanted an open system, a system that can be tailored depending on the needs of the country where the project would be deploy.
But suddenly came the AppleTV, the Iphone and the ipod Touch, all of them with a lite version of Mac OS X, it is hackable, ask to the iphone users outside USA, and can run in less power devices than the OLPC.
Why Apple doesn’t approach the OLPC project now that there is a version that meets all of the requirements to work on the machine, Apple should learn to be flexible, there’s time in business that you has to give something in exchange of future promises, why not let Mac OS Leopard live its wild life, running in this little machines, helping poor children that will grow up using the system and in the future will continue using it.
Apple should give Mac OS a more important role in the company marketing, it is good to know that Apple’s business run around Mac OS X, but nodoby knows it, maybe a little more publicity.
If Apple wants to keep fighting Microsoft, they should start letting people knows about Mac OS X in a big big way and with the OLPC Apple has a good chance, just fight for your right to help others and gain some mindshare in the mean time.