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

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2013 16:33:29 +1100
Message-ID: <CAHp8n2mKxqJXOqE7KxE142oD5uDMYEBiSXBX5M4BBXpyJSR5Gg@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Timothy B. Terriberry" <tterriberry@mozilla.com>
Cc: public-html-admin@w3.org
On Sat, Feb 9, 2013 at 4:26 PM, Silvia Pfeiffer
<silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 10:09 AM, Timothy B. Terriberry <
> tterriberry@mozilla.com> wrote:
>
>> Andreas Kuckartz wrote:
>>
>>> Ian Fette (イアンフェッティ):
>>>
>>>> Also, why do people insist that drm is incompatible with foss? Yes,
>>>> today's
>>>>
>>>
>>> I consider it impossible to do that while keeping the software open
>>> until the opposite is proven.
>>>
>>
>> So Sun Microsystems designed such a system a few years back:
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**Project_DReaM<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_DReaM>
>>
>> I never looked into the technical details, and the project was killed
>> after the Oracle acquisition, but there's a proof point of something at
>> least _claiming_ to provide DRM without security-through-obscurity. I agree
>> with Roc's sentiments expressed elsewhere in this thread: an unbounded set
>> of black boxes will not produce interoperability between and among both UAs
>> and content providers. The reasons for objecting to proceeding to FPWD are
>> that the authors have not even tried, nor shown any intention of trying, to
>> document those black boxes, and this seems unlikely to change.
>>
>
>
> If we could recover the source code for this and make it work as DRM
> system that EME could rely on, maybe this could resolve some of the issues
> around EME.
>
> I tried getting to anything that is still available freely about DReaM,
> but everything has been taken offline. The only place I found anything is
> in the Web Archive. I found this architectural overview:
>
> http://web.archive.org/web/20090516173937/http://www.openmediacommons.org/collateral/DReaM-Overview.pdf
>

I wasn't able to download that actually - try this:
http://web.archive.org/web/20060906144941/http://www.openmediacommons.org/collateral/DReaM-Overview.pdf

Silvia.
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