[OLPC Security] Seamless Lessons & Security (commentary)
michael at laptop.org
Mon Jul 7 00:28:03 EDT 2008
On Fri, Jul 04, 2008 at 07:20:39PM +0545, Bryan Berry wrote:
> We need a way to seamlessly integrate supporting materials such as
> readings, lesson plans, together with activities. HTML is the way to do
> this and the browser is what we use to display html. URI's are what we
> use to link to different resources.
A few brief thoughts:
* a _general_ seamless 'launch activities by clicking URLs' facility is
wholly incompatible with Bitfrost in the presence of highly privileged
activities like our 'execution evironments': EToys, Pippy, etc.
* _specialized_ seamless launch facilities can already be built on top
of fixed data, e.g. by adapting the Browse codebase into new (fixed)
* a _general_ "seamful" 'launch activities with operator-chosen
permissions' facility is highly desirable and should be pursued.
Michael & Ivan
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