A FILE SYSTEM FOR A PROBLEM SOLVING FACILITY.
PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA MOORE SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
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In order to create a genuine sense of information-sharing, a problem-solving facility must be able to protect the privacy of a users files and make information-sharing voluntary. Once a user learns that his files would be free from the invasion of privacy, he may gain confidence in using the facility. The objective of this dissertation is to discuss a pilot model for demonstrating the feasibility of a file system 1 that has the capability of managing files and providing system components to a users program, and the potential to grow in terms of data, programs and file management functions 2 that can protect the privacy of a users information 3 that enables a file owner to share gradually and voluntarily his information with others. The solution to 1 leads to the development of a centralized file organization and a centralized file system with the capability of automatic file creation, generation and maintenance. The solution to 2 leads to the incorporation of a protection mechanism in the file system. The solution to 3 results in the concept of file ownership and its authority. Author
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