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

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Tue Mar 12 17:39:41 EDT 2013

On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 09:36:36AM -0800, John Gilmore wrote:
> 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.

Technically possible, but politically difficult, as OLPC would be
obliged to seek approval from every deployment that doesn't use custom
signing keys, since the update would break their security model.

James Cameron

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