Bitfrost: the OLPC security model
Posted Feb 8, 2007 20:50 UTC (Thu) by drag
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And they wouldn't care either. Most people who own TiVOs don't care, and if I owned a TiVO I probably wouldn't care much either.
As long as they make the 'developer keys' (or equivelent) aviable to end users then that's all that matters. If they make significant barriers to this then that could be construed as a violation, but it's not like they have to make it easy for you either.
I'd say it would be reasonable to require you to call Tivo and provide some sort of proof (say a UUID number on the bottom of the case) that the device belongs to you and then they'll mail you a key on a cdrom or whatever for 5 bucks or whatever reasonable to cover their costs.
There is no reason why they would have to provide keys to all Tivos, just the ones you own.
And the reason I originally said it's not 'DRM' is because DRM is designed to restrict a person's rights in regards to copyrighted material. If this is DRM, then setting file permissions on your home folder is DRM also. Implimenting filesystem encryption is DRM also, then.
If you want to make the definition so broad to encompas everything then I suppose you can call any sort of security measure DRM if you want to.
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