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Thinking about EME/DRM

mozilla, firefox, drm, english

I think people on the interwebs are confusing the smoke for the fire.

For those that haven’t read how the new EME/DRM stuff will work: Firefox will have a sandbox to run the binary blob. The blob will not come installed on Firefox. The blob will not have access to the hardware or be able to fingerprint you. The sandbox is open source and can be compiled separate from Firefox so that people who want to make sure their sandbox has not been tampered by NSA/MAFIAA will be able to do so.

If you don’t use services that use DRM such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon then your Firefox will still be free from the evil binary DRM blob. If you decide to utilize such services then you authorize (explicit user action, like press a button and there is a message) the installation of the binary blob at the time you try to use the said services.

“As plugins today, the CDM itself will be distributed by Adobe and will not be included in Firefox. The browser will download the CDM from Adobe and activate it based on user consent.” — Andreas Gal, Mozilla CEO in Reconciling Mozilla’s Mission and W3C EME

If you’re among the group that is against DRM on the web then instead of going into flamewars and hatred about Firefox having the EME spec you should just stop using DRM enabled services and show them where your convictions are. If on the other hand you want to consume said content then you will have the only open source sandbox that protects you agains hardware access and fingerprinting. Firefox still the best alternative even with EME/DRM.

Pensando sobre EME/DRM

Acho que a galera nas interwebs está confundindo fumaça com fogo.

Pra quem não leu como vai funcionar o lance do DRM: O Firefox vai ter uma sandbox para rodar o blob. O blob não vai vir instalado no Firefox. O blob não tera acesso a nada do hardware e não poderá ser utilizado para fazer fingerprint. O código fonte do sandbox é open e você poderá compila-lo separadamente se quiser ter certeza que o seu sandbox não foi macumbado pela NSA.

Se você não utilizar os serviços que usam DRM tais como Netflix, Hulu e Amazon então seu Firefox continua livre do dito blob. Se você quiser utilizar esses serviços então você autoriza a instalação do blob de DRM quando você vai assistir alguma coisa.

“As plugins today, the CDM itself will be distributed by Adobe and will not be included in Firefox. The browser will download the CDM from Adobe and activate it based on user consent.” — Andreas Gal, Mozilla CEO in Reconciling Mozilla’s Mission and W3C EME

Se você é daqueles que são contra DRM na web então em vez de ficar brigando para não ter os hooks no Firefox basta não utilizar os tais serviços. Se você é daqueles que quer assistir os tais videos na internet então você tem a única sandbox open source incapaz de fazer fingerprint. Continua melhor que as alternativas.

Mozilla at Campus Party Brasil 2014

Mozilla at Campus Party

Mozilla at Campus Party

This year we took 15 people (Volunteers + Staff) to Campus Party Brasil which is probably the largest tech event/gathering in the world with eight thousand people camping at the venue and an unknown number of people floating at the expo area. Even though this event was organized at the nick of time, it was one of our best events ever. We had numerous activities planed among them 3 talks at the normal schedule (a.k.a. during the day), 5 talks during community schedules (a.k.a. so late it is almost day again), 1 workshop and 1 hackathon.

These activities were all great but they were not our main mission at Campus Party for we had a secret plan in our mind…