New release8.2 build 764
walter.bender at gmail.com
Mon Sep 29 08:23:03 EDT 2008
Cute, but unlike the IPhone, the XO has always had an above-the-board
mechanism for unlocking machines. You don't need to go to Hong Kong to
get an unlocked machine, just ask for a key. This thread is about how
to make that process more transparent and comprehensible.
On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 1:28 AM, John Gilmore <gnu at toad.com> wrote:
>>> many people who would be good testers don't consider themselves 'developers'
>>> so would not get them on their own.
>> Why not call it a "tester's key"? It is principally useful for testing
>> late-breaking versions.
> Now that the unfortunately popular iPhone ships with the same centralized-
> control model as the XO, there's a new term for a machine that is under
> the full control of its owner:
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Privilege_escalation or see Jailbreak)
> "DRM-encumbered devices such as the Xbox, iPhone and iPod Touch have
> repeatedly been subject to jailbreaks, allowing the execution of
> arbitrary code ..."
> So we could call it a jailbreaking key...
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