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Effective today, EFF is resigning from the W3C via /r/technology


Effective today, EFF is resigning from the W3C

Link: ift.tt/2xd8hXK

TLDR: Large corporate members of the W3C are being given preferential treatment by the Director of the W3C versus researchers, governments, archivists, and security experts. What should have been a general consensus by compromise on the topic of DRM, has all been overruled by the Director in favor of large corporations.

Imagine if Flash technology was made a permanent fixture in modern browsers instead of being fazed out, and the security nightmare fallout for future generations.

The DRM being proposed by large corporations makes it a criminally punishable offense to audit it for security flaws, which is basically a loss for everyone.

Additional reading (circa 2013): ift.tt/2xgpiSo

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