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Re: Encrypted Media proposal (was RE: ISSUE-179: av_param - Chairs Solicit Alternate Proposals or Counter-Proposals)

From: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2012 12:39:00 -0700
Message-ID: <CACQ=j+d9yGJJek=K3tC7+YZ2iE3sT7cgyBkgCBJbeZSp8GCOfg@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com>, "<public-html@w3.org>" <public-html@w3.org>
On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 12:31 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 11:12 AM, Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 11:59 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >> No.  Again, a working CDM is *required* for this API to be of any use.
> >>  If implementing a working CDM is troublesome or impossible for
> >> various reasons, that makes the API itself useless.
> >
> > A no-op CDM is a working CDM. However, I agree that it is obviously the
> case
> > that there is an expectation in producing this proposal that non no-op
> CDMs
> > will be implemented and deployed. In that regard, I agree it is a fair
> > question to query the proposers (and others) on whether they have
> intentions
> > to build/deploy real world CDMs, and also that there is an expectation
> that
> > (eventual) implementation reports will include information demonstrating
> > that such real world CDMs have been tested. I presume there is such
> intent,
> > but it doesn't hurt to ask. However, I would argue that it is not
> > necessarily appropriate to ask (in this forum) for more details of
> specific
> > CDM implementations, such as licensing terms, etc.
> You're still wrong.  CDMs aren't floating in the ether to be used by
> any who are interested.  If the CDMs that are expected to be used are
> restricted in various ways, such as requiring licensing fees, being
> closed-source so browsers can't fix security bugs in them, being
> restricted to only certain OSes/platforms, etc., that's problematic.

We'll have to agree to disagree. It is not a matter of being right or
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