Bitfrost: the OLPC security model
Posted Feb 10, 2007 1:59 UTC (Sat) by giraffedata
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Nothing is entirely owned by one person. Lots of people have varying kinds and degrees of ownership interest in anything. These machines are owned to a large degree by the user. It's to a lesser degree than a computer one of us might buy for personal use, but to a larger degree than a computer issued to us by our employer.
In property law, one of the most important ownership interests is the right to use and exclude others from using the item. The OLPC users seem to have a pretty strong one of those rights.
(Incidentally, that's why in real estate, a tenant is more of an owner than a landlord, even though we conventionally call the landlord the "owner.")
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