Bitfrost: the OLPC DRM model
Posted Feb 8, 2007 1:28 UTC (Thu) by ikm
Parent article: Bitfrost: the OLPC security model
All that scheme felt quite like a Hollywood-DRM-crippled scenario to me. In no way it represents a machine that is completely open to hack on it -- quite the opposite, really. It's the "kids are dumb and grown-ups are cruel" model, and while that may well be true, it's not what was promised. This is NOT an open machine, at least without that obnoxious developer key to remove all that cripple. If I was a kid with that machine, I would absolutely hate the requirement to presumably prove something to somebody to be able to hack my machine. Instead of all that, it would be better to just think of an easy way to quickly restore the machine at school in case a kid breaks it.
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