Bitfrost: the OLPC security model
Posted Feb 16, 2007 3:25 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
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Yes, there's no such thing as "the law," and if you look carefully, you'll see I don't refer to "the" law. I'm talking about property law in general -- it's a matter of jurisprudence, not the law of any particular jurisdiction.
The reason I'm speaking so generally is that this thread isn't concerned with the legal aspects of owning these laptops; it's about a more abstract idea of ownership, as in the idea some people have that if you "own" a computer, you should be able to run whatever software on it you want. I brought up property law as an example of how ownership isn't as simple as many people seem to think it is. While governments implement various rules with respect to ownership, lawyers broadly agree on the underlying concepts.
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