Sad face

John Watlington wad at
Sun Sep 11 04:05:33 EDT 2011

  As much as I respect you and your goals, I must
point out that "DRM-locked machines" are contractually
required by all OLPC deployments (not our choice) above a
certain size.   If OLPC stopped offering some "DRM" solution,
we would simply lose in the marketplace to those (Intel/Android)
that completely ignore any user rights.


On Sep 10, 2011, at 10:43 PM, John Gilmore wrote:

>>> Uruguay replaces the OLPC key with theirs.   There is nothing we can
>>> do.  You must talk to Uruguay support.
>> Ah, thanks.  I'll stop thinking about it then.
> Don't stop thinking about it.  
> OLPC always has the choice to stop making DRM-locked machines.  Your
> next machine should not offer a DRM option.  I strongly suspect that
> the countries would buy it even without that feature - and the kids
> and teachers would be better off.
> 	John
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