[support-gang] Customization Sticks fails on 13.1.0 & 12.1.0 for XO-1

John Gilmore gnu at toad.com
Tue Mar 12 13:36:36 EDT 2013

Wad said:
>> Please don't redistribute secure laptops --- OLPC's policy since
>> early 2009 has been to deprecate the security system.  The
>> exceptions have been deployments "large" enough to have dedicated
>> support staff capable of handling their own keys.

Richard said:
> That policy is fine but perhaps needs to be more visible to the people 
> going into areas where secure laptops were distributed ...

Can an upcoming signed software release automatically disable the
anti-owner "security" system on old lockdown laptops?  Any new, signed
Forth release could look for the original OLPC signing keys and
disable security on laptops that depend on those, avoiding changing
any laptop that has custom signing keys.

Including this code in each new, OLPC-signed release, would tend to
eliminate the problem.


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