[IAEP] Will This Work???

Sascha Silbe sascha-ml-reply-to-2010-4 at silbe.org
Fri Dec 10 15:06:42 EST 2010

Excerpts from Teemu Leinonen's message of Thu Dec 09 10:31:02 +0100 2010:

> Is it possible for a teachers to read (and comment) the student's  
> Journals?

> Actually it would be great if all the Journals on XO could be (by  
> default) open for reading (and commenting) by everyone in the learning  
> community / local, near by XO users.

That would be the exact opposite of great and it's something Bitfrost
intends to protect against [1,2]. The Journal is called thus for a
reason: It records _everything_ the user did on the system (within
Sugar, that is) and not just school-related work. If Journal entries
are to be published, it needs to be on an opt-in basis, not opt-out.

There has been some experimental work [3] to allow others to access
your Journal (and a way to choose a license [4] for each entry), but
nothing actually usable so far (AFAIK at least).


[1] http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Bitfrost#Compromising_privacy
[2] http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Bitfrost#P_DOCUMENT:_file_store_service
[3] http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Journal%2C_reloaded
[4] http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Creative_Commons
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