CIPA done

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at
Thu May 8 16:46:53 EDT 2008

On 08.05.2008 22:29, Joshua N Pritikin wrote:
> On Thu, May 08, 2008 at 04:16:48PM -0400, Tom Hoffman wrote:
>> On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 4:24 PM, Joshua N Pritikin <jpritikin at> wrote:
>>> I believe we MUST error on the conservative side, especially for 
>>> American deployments.
>> If you're sending home user modifiable wifi-capable computers with
>> kids, you're already a long way from the conservative side of the
>> issue in the US.  Playing it safe, in this case, means pretty much
>> dropping the entire project.
> All the more reason to error on the conservative side. There probably 
> will be sites which reject OLPC for precisely this reason.

This is getting completely ridiculous. You want "to error on the
conservative side". Fine. Simply refuse all connections to the outside
and those conservatives you are so afraid of will be happy. Maybe you
should disable connections inside the mesh as well. One kid could load
an inappropriate activity via USB storage and share it. That MUST be
prevented! While we're at it, filling the USB slots and the SD slot with
epoxy should keep you happy and those conservatives would probably
rejoice (at least that's the impression I get from your statements.)

> However, we must try to get away from all-or-nothing
> thinking with regard to censorship.

Right. Your suggestions contradict that point, though.

An acceptable middle ground for you would probably be software which
mangles the US constitution like this: "Congress shall make no law
abridging the freedom of sXXXch, or the right of the people peaceably to
XXXemble, and to peXXXion the government for a redress of grievances."
(with apologies to the EPIC)


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