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FORMAL COMPLAINT - RE: Cory Doctorow: What I wish Tim Berners-Lee understood about DRM

From: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 08:29:19 -0700
To: "'Andreas Kuckartz'" <A.Kuckartz@ping.de>, "'HTML WG'" <public-html@w3.org>
Cc: <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, "'Maciej Stachowiak'" <mjs@apple.com>, "'Sam Ruby'" <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Message-ID: <051001ce1fff$88e40710$9aac1530$@ca>
HTML Chairs,

I wish to lodge a Formal Complaint against Mr. Kuckartz's repeated attempts to introduce the "politics" of DRM into this technical mailing list. His views are well known and for the record not universally shared. 

It has already been established that work on EME is within the scope of this Working Group. As well, the W3C has PUBLICLY stated that "W3C is not developing a new DRM system, nor are we embracing DRM as an organization." (http://www.w3.org/QA/2013/03/drm_and_the_open_web.html), and so his continued "beating of a dead horse" is a waste of my, your, and our time.

This list (public-html) is a Technical mailing list, and not a political soap box, and I am becoming increasingly frustrated that Mr. Kuckartz is allowed to continue to make these personal, non-technical postings and comments to this list that provide little in the way of technical comment to this Working Group.

I request that the chairs use whatever means available to them to dissuade Mr. Kuckartz from continuing this practice. Recently the W3C has established a Community Group where this line of discussion would be more appropriate (http://www.w3.org/community/restrictedmedia/), and so perhaps Mr. Kurckartz can take his personal view there, and allow this list to return to technical discussions.




> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andreas Kuckartz [mailto:A.Kuckartz@ping.de]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 3:35 AM
> To: HTML WG (public-html@w3.org)
> Subject: Cory Doctorow: What I wish Tim Berners-Lee understood about
> FYI, an article published yesterday:
> What I wish Tim Berners-Lee understood about DRM
> Adding DRM to the HTML standard will have far-reaching effects,
> incompatible with the W3C's most important policies
> Cory Doctorow, 12 March 2013
> http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2013/mar/12/tim-berners-lee-
> drm-cory-doctorow
> Cheers,
> Andreas
> BTW: Any further "off-list" attempts to intimidate myself regarding the
> effects of DRM on the open web will be made public and answered
> appropriately, which would include formal complaints.
Received on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 15:30:05 UTC

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