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I understand the pressure to support commercial video – but the browser makers can do more to defend free and open software

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Mozilla is a not-for-profit social enterprise with a mission to free its users – so it’s not unreasonable to hold it to a higher standard than commercial rivals. Photograph: Mozilla

Future versions of the open-source Firefox browser will include closed-source digital rights management (DRM) from Adobe, the Mozilla project’s chief technology officer, Andreas Gal, announced on Wednesday.

 

The purpose is to support commercial video streams. But this is a radical, disheartening development in the history of the organisation, long held out as a beacon for the open, free spirit of the web as a tool for liberation.

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s.a.: Reconciling Mozilla’s Mission and W3C EME ✩ Mozilla Hacks – the Web developer blog

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