Intel Drops Out of the OLPC Program

Nicholas Negroponte didn't want to share Intel with anyone else, so Intel left the OLPC program.

The OLPC board "had asked Intel to end its support for non-OLPC platforms including the Classmate PC and other systems," Intel spokesman Chuck Mulloy said. "They wanted us to focus our support exclusively on the OLPC system."

A representative for the OLPC project was not immediately reachable.

According to reports, Intel was asked not just to drop the Classbook PC, but the Asus Eee as well!  Now that's some exclusivity!