CIPA done

Joshua N Pritikin jpritikin at pobox.com
Wed May 7 16:24:25 EDT 2008


On Wed, May 07, 2008 at 04:17:04PM -0400, Eben Eliason wrote:
> On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 4:09 PM, Joshua N Pritikin <jpritikin at pobox.com> wrote:
> >  That doesn't mean it's a good idea to allow them to read filthy stories.
> >  It's one thing to comply with the law, but we should try to comply with
> >  the spirit of the law. I don't want to invite an attack on OLPC by
> >  Christian conservatives. OLPC has enough problems already.
> 
> My opinion on this matters little as a designer, but my understanding
> is that OLPC's policy has been and should continue to be neutral on
> this beyond anything required by law.  We don't want to invite attacks
> on OLPC by those who think that we're limiting freedom by censorship
> either.

That accusation is easily addressed by adding a wiki page describing how 
to bypass the filter. The question we are discussing is what we can do 
by default for kids who are too young to take responsibility. I believe 
we MUST error on the conservative side, especially for American 
deployments.


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