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Re: Design principles

From: Neal H. Walfield
Subject: Re: Design principles
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2007 21:57:47 +0100
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At Mon, 15 Jan 2007 20:34:33 +0000,
Sam Mason wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 15, 2007 at 07:53:37PM +0100, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> > At Mon, 15 Jan 2007 12:27:39 -0500, "Jonathan S. Shapiro" wrote:
> > > An interesting assertion. What are Wikipedia's security mechanisms?
> > 
> > Mmh.  It's actually more interesting that you have to ask.  There is
> > enough material to go into a longer essay, but I will give a quick
> > overview. [...]
> I would like to save a limited amount of private information on my
> personal computer.  If an operating system has a similar one-sided
> (it only really grants access, and rarely denies) view of security as
> Wikipedia how would I go about doing this?

This was proposed in the context of facilitating mutually suspicious
collaboration and doesn't include private computing.  Instead of
hiding what happens from both (which is essentially the EROS model),
we "publish" everything that happens and record all changes.

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