What's the real scope of hardware openness?

Ian Stirling OpenMoko at mauve.plus.com
Wed Aug 8 01:38:29 CEST 2007

Nelson Castillo wrote:
> On 8/6/07, Giles Jones <giles.jones at zen.co.uk> wrote:
>>On 6 Aug 2007, at 23:58, Ortwin Regel wrote:
>>>Run an open Wifi node.
>>It's becoming less and less of a good idea to do that these days. You
>>are responsible for any activity on your connection, so if someone
>>commits a crime you'll have a hard time proving it wasn't you.
> It's also hard to prove it was you.  A Friend says he always leaves
> Wifi open.

You don't care if it's hard to prove it was you, to some extent.

You care about the consequences to you due to not being able to 
instantly disprove it's not you to someone in a uniform that may have 
kicked in your door at 5AM.

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