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Re: Formal objections to Encrypted Media Extensions

From: Cory Doctorow <cory@eff.org>
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2016 11:43:24 -0700
To: Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, "'public-html-media@w3.org'" <public-html-media@w3.org>
Message-ID: <7f74be61-8c3c-b252-2389-92b2217f2a05@eff.org>
For the record, I think that this is profoundly disappointing and
procedurally ill-advised, and ask you to reconsider.

Cory

On 09/06/2016 11:26 AM, Paul Cotton wrote:
> The HME WG has recently received several Formal Objections to EME
> progressing to Proposed Recommendation.   
> 
>  
> 
> These recent formal objections are listed below:
> 
>  
> 
> a) ISSUE-288: "EME is not intended to be an interface to technical
> protection measures"
> 
> https://github.com/w3c/encrypted-media/issues/288
> 
> Author: Wendy Seltzer
> 
>  
> 
> b) ISSUE-304: Turn off EME by default and activate only with express
> permission from user
> 
> https://github.com/w3c/encrypted-media/issues/304
> 
> Author: Harry Halpin
> 
>  
> 
> c) ISSUE-305: Formal objection to Encrypted Media Extensions advancing
> to Proposed Recommendation
> 
> https://github.com/w3c/encrypted-media/issues/305
> 
> Author:  Ruben Rodriguez
> 
>  
> 
> Since these formal objections:
> 
> a)      cannot be satisfied without making “substantive changes” [1] to
> the EME specification or halting work on the specification entirely, and/or
> 
> b)     are identical to previous formal objections that the Director has
> chosen not to sustain, and/or
> 
> c)      there is no consensus within the HME WG for the required changes
> especially this late in the EME specification development,
> 
> in my role as HME WG Chair I am ruling that these issues should be
> closed with no action for EME V1.
> 
>  
> 
> Each of these Formal Objections will be added to the summary page of
> formal objections [1] and will be presented to the Director when he
> reviews a request to progress EME to Proposed Recommendation status.
> 
>  
> 
> FTR I responded with background earlier on the topic of EME formal
> objections in:
> 
> https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-media/2016Aug/0081.html
> 
> https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-media/2016Aug/0078.html
> 
>  
> 
> /paulc
> 
> HME WG Chair
> 
>  
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2015/Process-20150901/#substantive-change
> 
> [2] https://dev.w3.org/html5/status/formal-objection-status.html
> 
>  
> 
> Paul Cotton, Microsoft Canada
> 
> 17 Eleanor Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 6A3
> 
> Tel: (425) 705-9596 Fax: (425) 936-7329
> 
>  


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