BPO locking changes (CSM)

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Stats

  • Raised by: Dierdra Vaal
  • Submission Date: 19 July 2009
  • Issue ID: tbd

Summary

Blueprint Originals owned by a corporation can be 'locked', allowing the BPOs to be used without risking theft. This is a great system, but can be quite unwieldy. To unlock a BPO, a corporate vote needs to be made, all shareholders cast their vote and if the vote is succesful, the BPO is unlocked. As a way for shareholders to prevent a CEO running off with the BPOs this is a good system. For mass unlocking BPOs it is not a good system.

Solution

Make the voting procedure to unlock BPOs optional. You can keep them on or turn them off completely. By default, BPOs should require a vote to be unlocked. In order to change it, a new vote should be passed succesfully - allowing shareholders to prevent a rogue CEO to hijack the BPOs without their consent.

If you choose to turn unlock-voting off then the CEO or anyone with the designated role of Technical Security Officer (new role) should be able to unlock/lock the blueprints easily and en mass.

Additionally, a way to unlock/lock BPOs in batches is desired.

This solution allows both the current system (which is useful for IPOs and organisations that depend heavily on their shareholders) and a new system that is not quite as secure but a lot faster to use. This system is not really open for abuse since the only way the locking mechanism can be changed is if the shareholders agree to it.

Pros

  • Less hassle to maintain blueprint collections

Cons

  • Corps may become more vulnerable to BPO theft (but only after a succesful vote to accept the more risky setup)

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