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Re: Formal Objection to Working Group Decision to publish Encrypted Media Extensions specification as a First Public Working Draft (FPWD)

From: Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com>
Date: Thu, 30 May 2013 17:25:27 -0700
Message-ID: <CAEnTvdA1mXv6O32XQT6DuA_XVMpRhViNneENsW_uug2TWNseWA@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>, Andreas Kuckartz <A.Kuckartz@ping.de>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, "public-html-admin@w3.org" <public-html-admin@w3.org>, public-html-media@w3.org, jeff@w3.org
On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 5:17 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 1:55 PM, John Foliot <john@foliot.ca> wrote:
> > Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> >> That's a lot of words for just trying to state a variant of "you're
> >> intolerant if you don't tolerate intolerance".
> >
> > Actually Tab, not exactly.
> >
> > I am suggesting that if the web is to truly remain Open, *anyone* can
> contribute a standard to the larger stack, and that no one group or
> philosophy should set themselves up as gatekeepers, which is the net effect
> of what the EFF and others appear to be attempting to do.
> That's exactly what I said.  Trying to assert that it's "not truly
> Open" to block things that reduce open-ness is double-talk.
The term "reduce" implies a comparison. What are you comparing with ? Not
the situation today, I assume, since EME does not make anything less open
than it is today with proprietary plugins.

> ~TJ
Received on Friday, 31 May 2013 00:25:56 UTC

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