Open Media Commons turning the tables on DRM


News: Open Media Commons turning the tables on DRM

  1. Open Media Commons turning the tables on DRM (1 messages)

    John Bobowicz, in "Open Media Commons turns the tables on DRM," is talking about Sun's new Open Media Commons initiative, geared at developing royalty-free open standards for digital content.

    The primary goals of Open Media Commons are simple:
    • Specify open, royalty-free digital rights management and codec standards.
    • Promote the creation, duplication and distribution of digital content and ensure that creators and owners get compensated.
    • Collaborate with like-minded open-source communities.
    • Influence standards organizations.
    What do you think? Is Sun trying to lead in the right direction here? If not, what would you suggest for DRM?
  2. The debate isn't over[ Go to top ]

    I think that it's generally a good thing to have some open, freely usable standard for most everything. We've already been down the road of a single company or a single interest holding on to a particular format or scheme. This is a problem whether it's Microsoft holding onto office file formats or Apple refusing to license it's fair play technology. I think we shouldn't lose sight of fundamental flaws with DRM. I think the debate should continue as to whether or not we think DRM is something we want before we get into how we should best do it.