[cap-talk] Trust and the Orange Book (was: Re: the value of non-delegatable authority?)
Jonathan S. Shapiro
shap at eros-os.com
Tue Jan 15 21:22:37 EST 2008
On Tue, 2008-01-15 at 17:17 -0800, Marc Stiegler wrote:
> Another problem with this approach is the rather fantastical
> presumption that the central administration with control of access
> rights, typically a person in an IT bureaucracy, has information even
> as good as Alice about the appropriateness of the grant of access.
You misapprehend the objective. The objective is not to say "yes" when
doing so makes sense. The objective is to say "no" whenever possible.
Any uninformed, centralized agency is demonstrably very good at saying
no loudly and frequently.
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