[sugar] Privately-owned data on XOs?

Jon Phillips jon
Fri Aug 24 13:29:45 EDT 2007

On Fri, 2007-08-24 at 09:15 -0400, Eben Eliason wrote:
> I understood this problem to be solved already.  We have the notion of
> sharing, and more specifically of scoping (with groups).  If I write a
> story by myself, then it's private unless I explicitly say otherwise.
> If I draw a painting in an activity shared with the mesh, then I've
> already agreed that everyone should be able to see it.  If I work on
> project with my study group, than likely that will have a "my study
> group" scope, and thus be available for anyone in my group to look
> at. 
> We already have the notion of sharing and group scoping for privacy,
> so why wouldn't that determine the default scope of who can view
> what?  This is a reasonable default that doesn't reduce privacy but is
> not strictly non-public.
> - Eben

Yes, I completely agree. Also, there are some issues with laws in
various jurisdictions, as Creative Commons has found out in developing
OLPC infrastructure, which might impact sharing and consent of minors.



> On 8/24/07, Ivan Krsti? <krstic at solarsail.hcs.harvard.edu> wrote:
>         On Aug 24, 2007, at 3:12 AM, Samuel Klein wrote:
>         > Having user documents that are innately private runs counter
>         to the 
>         > principles of an environment designed for sharing.  This is
>         a familiar
>         > model of ownership and privacy, but not necessarily an
>         appropriate one
>         > in this case.
>         You'll have a shot at convincing me after you've convinced
>         Walter. 
>         Personally, I really don't want kids to learn about privacy by
>         virtue
>         of having their diary splattered all over the mesh and web
>         because
>         things are public by default. I would refuse to use such a
>         computer,
>         so I am loathe to give it to others. I am, however, entirely
>         fine
>         with a setting somewhere that lets interested kids _change_
>         the
>         default to shared/public for documents.
>         --
>         Ivan Krsti? <krstic at solarsail.hcs.harvard.edu> |
>         http://radian.org
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