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

Ivan Krstić krstic at solarsail.hcs.harvard.edu
Thu Mar 19 13:36:24 EDT 2009

On Mar 19, 2009, at 6:03 PM, Wade Brainerd wrote:
> Sugar should always be usable *without* the extra security measures,  
> they should not become requirements.

I will strongly disagree with this assertion. Rainbow does not provide  
*extra* security measures for Sugar, even though you may think about  
it that way from a technical point of view. Rainbow provides  
functionality that is inextricably linked with Sugar's philosophical  
goals. Consequently, I believe Sugar and Rainbow should continue down  
the road of ever-closer integration. This says nothing about the  
learning experiences which are to be had by breaking your machine; the  
ability to disable security measures was a key Bitfrost design goal.

Ivan Krstić <krstic at solarsail.hcs.harvard.edu> | http://radian.org

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