[Ninux-Wireless] Fwd: FSF condemns partnership between Mozilla and Adobe to support Digital Restrictions Management
Gabriele Jon Ficarelli
gabriele.jonf a gmail.com
Ven 16 Maggio 2014 10:30:16 CEST
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From: David Rajchenbach-Teller <dteller a mozilla.com>
Date: 15 May 2014 21:27
Subject: Re: [tor-talk] Firefox, Adobe, and DRM
To: tor-talk a lists.torproject.org
It's actually more complicated than this. Since pretty much everyone at
Mozilla hates DRM, we took the least evil option that did not involve
Adobe will implement a sandboxed proprietary black box plug-in for
decoding DRM-ed data. We will provide an API to make it work and the
ability for users to download the plug-in (very streamlined, most likely).
The DRM code will *not* be part of Firefox. While the internal API
hasn't been designed or implemented yet, I suspect that toggling a
preference will be sufficient to remove the streamlined mode for
downloading the plug-in. I am pretty sure most Firefox devs will toggle
off that preference – I am certainly planning to.
Alternatively, TorBrowser should be able to use IceWeasel, the entirely
free fork of Firefox. This fork doesn't offer h.264 and will certainly
similarly deactivate the DRM-related code.
P.S.: I haven't heard about money changing hands, although I wouldn't be
surprised if we had to pay Adobe for that. Whether you decide to believe
me is, of course, your choice.
On 15/05/14 20:08, paul a crable.us wrote:
> I just received a message from the Free Software Foundation
> advising me that Mozilla has climbed in bed with Adobe
> Corporation and will implement digital rights management,
> DRM, in FireFox. Until now they had not supported DRM.
> They claim to take this act to preserve market share, but it
> would not surprise me if money changed hands as an
> additional encouragement.
> TOR is not about DRM, but if TOR continues to use FireFox as
> the basis for its browser, then the nose of the DRM camel
> will appear under the wall of the tent. Some of us have
> assiduously avoided DRM, and TOR was one way to do so. Will
> it continue to be?
> The source code for FireFox is available free and so the DRM
> code could be striped out before making it the TOR browser.
> doing so, however, will require additional effort; is TOR
> prepared to take on this task?
> Paul A. Crable. Portland, Oregon. U.S.A.
> PAUL AT CRABLE DOT US
David Rajchenbach-Teller, PhD
Performance Team, Mozilla
Gabriele Ficarelli - Jon
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