[Sugar-devel] RAM DoS (was: Re: Fwd: Activity startup idea)

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu at sugarlabs.org
Thu Mar 19 13:06:34 EDT 2009

On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 18:03, Wade Brainerd <wadetb at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 5:55 AM, Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at sugarlabs.org> wrote:
>> I see two possible scenarios:
>> - Rainbow is developed as an independent project and Sugar depends on
>> it in the same way as depends on NetworkManager.
>> - Rainbow becomes part of glucose.
>> But in both cases, someone needs to stand up and do the integration work.
> I fully respect people's motivation in pursuing this goal, but I hope
> neither of these scenarios comes to pass.  Sugar should always be
> usable *without* the extra security measures, they should not become
> requirements.

Oh, should have made explicit that Rainbow support should be optional
for the time being, IMO. I think it should be a deployer's choice
whether to include it enabled by default or not and a user's choice to
enable or disable it.



> Part of learning to program is breaking your stuff, and an overbearing
> parental figure saying "no, you can't write there, no you can't read
> from there" is just going to frustrate potentials.  I grew up on
> TRS-80s, Apple IIs and DOS machines, all of which could have their
> data completely wiped with a few errant commands, but it never
> happened even when I was messing with writing my own filesystem (I was
> smart enough to use floppys for that, thankfully).
> Regards,
> Wade
>> Regards,
>> Tomeu
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