Bitfrost: the OLPC security model
Posted Feb 8, 2007 23:56 UTC (Thu) by cjb
In reply to: Bitfrost: the OLPC security model
Parent article: Bitfrost: the OLPC security model
From the article: "in general, the children will not have that functionality available to them."
This doesn't mean that developer keys will be refused to some children, it means that before the child asks for the key, the (BIOS-writing) functionality won't work.
I've read the v3 draft a few times. You'll notice that 6.3b doesn't specify any durations.
The Bitfrost spec (section 8.19) says that the delay between asking for and receiving the key will be fourteen days. That seems entirely consistent with the delay one would expect from replying to a written offer of source code under the GPL that we've been using for the last twenty years.
I'm only really interested in talking about this to the extent of showing that the scheme is entirely in accord with GPLv3 and the spirit of the GPL. If your problem is that the GPL isn't free enough for you, you need to find some other people to talk to. :)
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