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A possible distinction

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on February 03, 2006 10:14 AM
Perhaps Linus and Moglen could agree on the distinction that when the admin is in control it is good and when the admin is restricted it is bad.
Some examples:
- Signed binaries are good if the admin can choose

    weather to use signed or unsigned binaries.
- Hardware restricting (ie what OS can be used) is

    good when the admin controls if that restriction

    should be used.
- Restricted content is bad if it doesn't let the

    admin control if the restriction should be used.

So the requirement should not be to always provide the keys, it should be to always give the control to the admin.

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