Bitfrost: the OLPC security model
Posted Feb 8, 2007 19:29 UTC (Thu) by cjb
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The OLPC uses a private key to restrict the rights of the computer's owner. How can you not call this DRM?? It's exactly the same thing!
It is DRM. However, GPLv3 doesn't say no-one can implement DRM, it says that if you implement DRM you must also make the key available so that the computer's owner has the freedom to turn off the DRM if they want to. That's what OLPC is doing, so it's all good.
I'm not exactly clear on just who will own these devices
I think the plan is that the devices are for the children to keep, even after they finish school.
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