-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA256 On Thu, Dec 01, 2016 at 09:40:58PM +0200, Ilpo Järvinen wrote: > On Wed, 30 Nov 2016, Andrew David Wong wrote: > > > Commercial editions of Qubes OS will be customized to meet special corporate > > requirements. For example, two features that might be particularly > > attractive to corporate customers are (1) "locking down" dom0 in order > > to separate the user and administrator roles > > I suppose this implies there is unlikely to be support for multi-user > environment for a shared computer any time soon except for commercial > users (e.g., within a family with one of the user effectively having > a sort of "administator role" and the other users would have less > priviledges)?
That's right. We (as core Qubes OS team) don't plan to work on this anytime soon in open source version. > If yes, are the core devs/maintainers going to actively oppose > inclusion of feature(s) which would make the multi-user case > easier/feasible if it is provided by somebody from community? > I suppose it could be seen overlapping functionality and > therefore rejected on technical grounds (or it might be even > thought to deincentivize from getting the commercial version). > > I understand the economical realities, so please don't take this > as complaining of any sort, I'm just asking what is the expected > position here. I think both use cases still differ significantly. One is mostly about protecting system configuration (maybe with addition of remote attestation, or sth like this?), the other one is about protecting data of other user(s). Some technical means may be the same, but I think not all. And I think it's ok to accept contributions about one use case, even if somehow overlap with the other. Of course if done properly. Also note that the above mentioned examples are just examples. Actual features will depend on customers needs. But to answer more generic question: we can't stop anyone from implementing the same features as in commercial version, and announcing it anywhere. This is how open source works (which is great that we have this freedom!). But we'd like to ask the community to not compromise the business model - as explained above I think the use cases are different and this shouldn't conflict with the goals of Qubes OS as the open source project. - -- Best Regards, Marek Marczykowski-Górecki Invisible Things Lab A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text. Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing? -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2 iQEcBAEBCAAGBQJYQMAHAAoJENuP0xzK19csjrkH/0hiyaEPYhPH/crEBATApFuE +WX9umAKibeRbotaEDkY6o9vm92zoVKY1pSewbWMgXxQMKwIjCFfrsBYSH+PRYUD Id9ES0uARuXMxNnEtZ2+B43DLngMOXtbZfb3LtGG4dq1WRFMRfZyUM82lNq+hPq8 OET+847PPdJ36TOZs+FgdeyW9xfFdmGU7mKavsv/iaunNou68NEOlxd6WEP27beA w1S/5j8LyiOCfUPwGhVoKIVYCbGzAkE1RlJaSR8iwKe/Dl6PYNkjtB2WKVSfeIHL cx3JIXiUP4z0skzXW3HoxhUYeEycDZtSTruD0E8PPcoHodBblXOfmpjCXBSc6nM= =KiiL -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "qubes-users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to qubes-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/20161202002751.GS1145%40mail-itl. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.