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Re: Encrypted Media proposal: Summary of the discussion so far

From: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 18:25:45 -0600
Message-ID: <CACQ=j+ca54+KsZ0dDhXKMtpYMSkpmw85jpCo+fVCWG6FnkfzRw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Andreas Kuckartz <A.Kuckartz@ping.de>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 4:13 PM, Andreas Kuckartz <A.Kuckartz@ping.de>wrote:

> On 14.03.2012 18:51, Mark Watson wrote:
> > We should indeed try to maximize the set of services
> > supported by pure FOSS stacks - to make that choice
> > as painless as possible. But that is different from saying
> > that services which use non-FOSS technologies should
> > not be on the web.
>
> The issue here are not proprietary technologies in general but closed,
> executable and unspecified code which is to be run on client computers.
>

Since that is the type of executable being used 99.94% of the time by
99.94% of users, it doesn't seem like a problem. The most used browser
today (IE) [1] is made from closed, non-public code.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_web_browsers


> I think that the W3C should not only not help in any way to support this
> but should explicitly oppose it.
>

The W3C should oppose the manner in which most computing is done today?
Received on Friday, 16 March 2012 00:26:35 UTC

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