I predict that one long-term effect of the XO laptop will be to bring an entirely new
generation of developers into the Linux ecosystem. Today's XO users will become tomorrow's
free software users, developers, and advocates. It may not happen in 2008, but if the OLPC
project is as successful as hoped for, we could very well see tens of thousands of young
people using free software in ten years, and millions of them by 2028. As the first generation
of Linux developers retires, a new, much larger generation of developers will arrive who have
grown up on free software and are steeped in its culture. The XO could very well be the
"secret sauce" we need to make Linux ubiquitous on the desktop of the future!