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Re: Freedom To vs. Freedom From

From: Bas Wijnen
Subject: Re: Freedom To vs. Freedom From
Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2006 17:59:36 +0200
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On Thu, Jun 01, 2006 at 10:37:24AM -0400, Jonathan S. Shapiro wrote:
> Marcus responded to my question about Flexibility with a very
> interesting (to me) response. He said that the "Flexibility" idea is a
> reduced form of the real goal, which is "Freedom".
> My question is: what rights should the user have concerning "Freedom
> *from*"? Freedom from interference by other users. Freedom from spying
> by other users. And so forth.

For that we have the other two requirements, security and awareness:
- Security means that the user controls what can happen to his resources.
- Awareness means that the user knows what happens.
(The second is needed to make the first actually work.)

> if you don't assume [...] that I'm out to get you then you're a moron.

I'll remember that, mister "don't quote me out of context". ;-)


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