Bitfrost: the OLPC security model
Posted Feb 8, 2007 12:47 UTC (Thu) by drag
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With my infinate ignorance it seems here that the difference is allowing the owner/handler of the device greater control over it versus attempting to remove control from a owner and give it to a third party.
I wouldn't nessicarially call it 'DRM'. It certainly uses features that mirror what is used in DRM, but it's goal/purpose is different. Similarly how I wouldn't consider a signature on a E-mail DRM.
The only problem I see is that it's probably going to make the system much harder to hack around with versus if it was more PC-like. To bad there isn't a positive way to identify users and key the machine to them, like through voice recognition or fingerprint or something like that. I don't suppose something like that is reasonable for a machine like this.
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