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

From: Deivi Kuhn <deivilk@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2014 10:51:11 -0300
Message-ID: <CABP78rBZQJgNUqv5pK0cwObH1FOUCpSv1RR4gm+B10oaQ41=RA@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>
Cc: John Sullivan <johns@fsf.org>, public-html-media@w3.org
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
>
>
>
>


-- 
Deivi Kuhn
Received on Thursday, 15 May 2014 20:48:15 UTC

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