W3C tarnishes whatever legitimacy it still had - EFF resigns

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I am signal-boosting the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s correct decision to resign from the World Wide Web Consortium, after the latter abandoned any pretence and uncritically adopted big media’s blackmail proposal for DRM in Web Standards, with summary procedures.

A wave of resignations must follow, as W3C must no longer be considered a viable avenue for political debate on the future of the open web. In particular, it is high time for the Mozilla Foundation to put principles first, and stop tolerating DRM.

The EFF press release: An open letter to the W3C Director, CEO, team and membership

Category: Software

Tags: W3C, DRM, EFF, browsers, free software