Future versions of the open-source Firefox browser will include closed-source digital rights management (DRM) from Adobe,
Still, Mozilla has taken some admirable pains to minimise the harms from its DRM.
Mitchell Baker, the executive chairwoman of the Mozilla Foundation and Mozilla Corporation, told me that “this is not a happy day for the web” and “it’s not in line with the values that we’re trying to build. This does not match our value set.”
I understand that Apple, Microsoft and Google are for-profit entities that have demonstrated repeatedly that their profitability trumps their customers’ rights...
I fully accept that Baker and Gal have taken this decision reluctantly and unhappily...And I accept that they have gone to enormous lengths to devise a DRM with as few harms as possible.
I am devastated by this turn of events. The free and open web needs an entity like Mozilla to stand on principle, especially when the commercial internet world so manifestly stands on nothing but profits.