[Freedombox-discuss] Should the box support social network based on Solid?

Daddy daddy at autistici.org
Sun Jul 8 18:39:31 BST 2018

Thanks for that bit of light on the issue - and please disregard my rant
in further discussions of "Solid".


On 08.07.2018 17:43, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> Quoting Daddy (2018-07-08 16:40:57)
>> Bit of an ad-hominem off-topic rant, sorry:
>> Whenever I see his name, I don't see man who "invented the web" but an
>> advocate for DRM
>> <https://www.defectivebydesign.org/blog/tim_bernerslee_approves_web_drm_w3c_member_organizations_have_two_weeks_appeal>
>> first.
>> I don't believe he would produce anything Debian-worthy - but I'll be
>> very happy to be proven wrong.
> Well, EME - the DRM sandboxing framework which TimBL endorse, _is_ 
> Debian worthy: See e.g. https://bugs.debian.org/837091
> EME is not endorsed by FSF, however: See e.g. 
> https://www.gnu.org/distros/free-system-distribution-guidelines.html 
> which includes this passage:
>> For instance, a free system distribution must not contain browsers 
>> that implement EME, the browser functionality designed to load DRM 
>> modules.
> Speaking of which: It seems to me that recent builds of GNUzilla IceCat 
> come with EME support too, which I suspect it unintended. If someone 
> reading this is using GNUzilla IceCat, please test the DRM demos at 
> <https://demo.castlabs.com/> - if a popup appears suggesting to download 
> a DRM plugin then EME is supported on that browser too.
>  - Jonas
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