"“self-contained, open hardware handheld computer, designed for use in environments where computing devices such as personal computers are deemed inappropriate. Due to the low cost, it was also deemed appropriate to bring computing power to the developing countries.
The Simputer specifications are released under an open distribution license called the Simputer General Public License or the SGPL. Free software developers are being actively encouraged to port their applications to the Simputer.
The Simputer Trust has licensed two manufacturers to create devices based on the Simputer specifications:” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simputer)