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

From: Andreas Kuckartz <A.Kuckartz@ping.de>
Date: 13 Mar 2013 16:56:23 +0100
Message-ID: <5140A1A7.8070201@ping.de>
To: Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com, "'Maciej Stachowiak'" <mjs@apple.com>, "'Sam Ruby'" <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Cc: "John Foliot" <john@foliot.ca>, "'HTML WG'" <public-html@w3.org>, doctorow@craphound.com
Dear chairs,

I ask you to formally reject this "Formal Complaint" as I have not
violated any rule of the HTML WG.

I think it is outrageous that one of the main DRM-proponents reacts like
that to the fact that I have informed the HTML WG about a widely
distributed and read comment about a matter in which the HTML WG is

It also in its own way illustrates that DRM is not only incompatible
with Open Source but also with free speech.


John Foliot:
> 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.
> Respectfully,
> JF
>> -----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
>> DRM
>> 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 15:58:05 UTC

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