[sugar] Privately-owned data on XOs?

Luke Hutchison luke.hutch
Fri Aug 24 02:14:27 EDT 2007

Plagiarism of homework assignments could also be a problem.  However SJ
raises a good point that making almost everything world-readable by default
is a good idea.  In a typical classroom setting, there is always other
students' work up all over the walls for everybody to see and learn from.
Especially content bundles that have been downloaded from the Web should be
public by default, to encourage mirroring and because anyone could go get
the bundle themselves, but peer learning could be encouraged if much of what
the kids create is also public.  The UI would just have to make it very
clear that there is a way to make stuff private.


On 8/23/07, Jon Phillips <jon at rejon.org> wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-08-24 at 01:06 -0400, Samuel Klein wrote:
> > From the ongoing discussion on sharing data across activities:
> >
> > | Why not make this the default state of sharable files that ship with
> > | an activity, and encourage activities to explicitly store sharable
> > | files in an appropriate directory?  I'm not clear on why we want to
> > | make it difficult for activities to flag their contents as
> > | world-readable.  Is there a counter-use case?
> >
> > More fundamentally:
> > Why do we believe there should be privately-owned data on XOs?
> >
> > Many parts of the system become simpler when anyone can read anything
> > by default.
> >
> > SJ and Michael
> Regardless, there is a patch sitting here at CC (just finished) for
> adding CC license functionality to OLPC...gotta get that in
> tomorrow...that's right, CC license support and some basic support for
> sharing ready to go in the journal, but usable across the system.
> I think however that the system should allow for privacy. Can you
> imagine some kid using this for their own personal notes about growing
> up, etc? Man, how akward for that to be world-readable...or how about a
> crush or something? This thing should support what all the grownups
> get... :)
> Anyway, the CC license functionality hopefully helps along this
> path...hound us with emails to get this in tomorrow :)
> Scott, anything to add?
> Jon
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