[cc-community] [okfn-discuss] Keeping DRM out of HTML5

Mike Linksvayer ml at gondwanaland.com
Fri Mar 22 13:17:22 EDT 2013


On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 9:13 AM, Harry Halpin <hhalpin at ibiblio.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 5:06 PM, Rob Myers <rob at robmyers.org> wrote:
>> This is a way of getting multiple incompatible DRM implementations hooked into what is meant to be a free and open standard.
>>
>> I'd rather it was cooked up well away from the open web. That would be good.
>
> So, you'd rather have Google and Microsoft cook this up and then just put it in your browser without any oversight? Then, de facto, its part of the Web and helps the close the Web down.
>
> Possibly not a good idea.

Already done.

And they can continue to do that.

Hooked into what is meant to be a free and open standard just gives
them political cover and maybe lowers their implementation costs. Why
in the world would it be a good idea to facilitate either?

> In the W3C, people can at least object and there's a well-understood process. And I would object as a person, as I imagine many others would.

Well, object then. ;-)

Mike


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