Give One Get One

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Give One Get One (G1G1) is an initiative of the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) to increase the distribution of its XO-1 laptop to developing nations by allowing a person to obtain an XO-1 by buying two devices: one for the purchaser and the other being sent to a developing nation.[1] The first program ran from November 2007 to 31 December 2007 and was available to U.S. and Canadian residents only. November 2008 saw the program relaunched[2] until 31 December 2008, extended to residents of EU member states, Switzerland and Russia, and the parliamentary republic of Turkey.[3] No Give One Get One action took place in 2009, 2010, or 2011. Although there has been a Win One Give One through Betty Crocker snacks.

In some jurisdictions part, or all, of the cost of the two laptops may be tax-deductible.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fildes, Jonathan (24 September 2007). "'$100 laptop' to sell to public". BBC News. 
  2. ^ Nystedt, Dan (4 September 2008). "Amazon to Sell OLPC XO Laptops From November". PCWorld. 
  3. ^ "G1G1 2008". The OLPC Wiki. 

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