Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th May 2014 21:10 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones

Despite our dislike of DRM, we have come to believe Firefox needs to provide a mechanism for people to watch DRM-controlled content. We will do so in a way that protects the interests of individual users as much as possible, given what the rest of the industry has already put into place. We have selected Adobe to provide the key functionality. Adobe has been doing this in Flash for some time, and Adobe has been building the necessary relationships with the content owners. We believe that Adobe is uniquely able to bring new value to the setting.

Talk about being between a rock and a hard place. Don't include DRM, and see your userbase erode further. Do include DRM, and you go against your organisation's core values. If you go for the former, and your userbase erodes, you run the risk of not being able to express your core values at all.

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by thesunnyk on Thu 15th May 2014 04:53 UTC in reply to "..."
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That's a harsh comment. Maybe you're speaking from emotion, but Firefox is still fighting on a number of fronts for a more open internet. They've already backflipped on a number of missteps including ads and the new CEO. Mozilla certainly aren't perfect but they're nowhere near as bad as Google.

Moreover, they've been fighting against DRM for a long time, including this proposal. But unlike SOPA/PIPA, there were no internet blackouts or outrage to speak of here. The community should've been on top of this and they weren't and that's why we're in this mess now. Incidentally all the other browsers are going to implement this as well, take your pick.

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