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

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2013 17:45:44 -0500
Message-ID: <50FF1698.40604@mit.edu>
To: public-html@w3.org
On 1/22/13 5:38 PM, Ian Fette (イアンフェッティ) wrote:
> What exactly do you mean by "out of band"?

"Outside of any public standards process."

> FWIW other specs also leave things "out of band" -- e.g. in SSL you (the
> browser vendor / distro) need to somehow determine what set of root CAs
> to include.

Yes, and that's been an interop problem in the past...

> I suspect it's the fact that a (non-free) license may be required under
> some proposals, but I don't want to mischaracterize you.

The last set of proposals I saw leaves the actual encryption module 
interfaces undefined to an extent that it's not just that you need a 
license to implement one, it's that you can't implement one yourself 
without reverse-engineering existing ones.

Has that actually changed since then?

-Boris
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