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Re: CfC: to publish Encrypted Media Extensions specification as a First Public Working Draft (FPWD)

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Sat, 02 Feb 2013 19:44:52 -0500
Message-ID: <510DB304.4020007@mit.edu>
To: public-html-admin@w3.org
On 2/2/13 6:54 PM, Mark Watson wrote:
> MW> Regarding "licensors preventing deployment on desktop Linux operating systems", as I've argued before, one could view the "licensors" in this statement as being *either* of the content licensors *or* the Open Source software licensors. There is no technical reason why desktop Linux distros couldn't ship with a user-unmodifiable CDM component - it's the choice of the software licensors that prevents this.

Mark,

As Henri pointed out, there is in fact a user-unmodifiable Flash on 
Linux.  And yet "licensors" who are fine with their content being shown 
via Flash on Windows or Mac are not OK with it being shown via Flash on 
Linux.

I'm having a hard time reconciling your theoretical argument (which on 
its own is plausible) with that experimental data point.  I welcome any 
input that would help with said reconciliation.

-Boris
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