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RE: Mozilla blog: DRM and the Challenge of Serving Users

From: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2014 09:25:27 -0700
To: "'Deivi Kuhn'" <deivilk@gmail.com>
Cc: "'John Sullivan'" <johns@fsf.org>, <public-html-media@w3.org>
Message-ID: <04db01cf705a$4900caf0$db0260d0$@ca>
Response moved to http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-restrictedmedia/2014May/0002.html (per Henri's suggestion)

 

JF

 

 

From: Deivi Kuhn [mailto:deivilk@gmail.com] 
Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2014 6:51 AM
To: John Foliot
Cc: John Sullivan; public-html-media@w3.org
Subject: Re: Mozilla blog: DRM and the Challenge of Serving Users

 

As Executive Secretary of Free Software Brazilian Government Committee I could say that is a real deception.

 

For years the Floss community and the Brazilian Government have supported Mozilla actions and worked together spreading Firefox.

 

As we already have stated, the EME specification take out our right to use Free Software. And unfortunately we are right.

 

Mr. John Foliot, make sure that we are not just talking, we will act to use a real free software alternative for web access. This is our right and we will fight for it.

 

Mr. Paul Cotton, sorry about the Off Topic, I must share our concern about it.


regards,

Deivi Lopes Kuhn

SERPRO

Free Software Brasilian Government Commitee

 

2014-05-14 22:45 GMT-03:00 John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>:

John Sullivan wrote:
>
> Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com> writes:
>
> > See
> > https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2014/05/14/drm-and-the-challenge-of-
> serv
> > ing-users/ and
> > https://hacks.mozilla.org/2014/05/reconciling-mozillas-mission-and-
> w3c
> > -eme/
> >
>
> FSF: http://www.fsf.org/news/fsf-condemns-partnership-between-mozilla-
> and-adobe-to-support-digital-restrictions-management
> Cory Doctorow:
> http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/14/firefox-closed-
> source-drm-video-browser-cory-doctorow
> EFF: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/05/mozilla-and-drm
>

What I don't understand is, given that there *are* Open Source browser
engines out there, why doesn't the FSF, EFF and Mr. Doctorow band together
and release their own, non DRM browser to the waiting millions who simply
cannot live with an EME enabled browser?

Talk is cheap y'all - why not actually do something beside whine in the
press, and blame the W3C for the power of market forces? Or chastising
Mozilla for accepting that without users, there is no money to make the
payroll (what, you think all those engineers at Mozilla work for unicorn
babies and rainbow dust?)

JF







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Deivi Kuhn 
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