22/08/2005

Techworld.com - Sun open sources digital rights technology

Techworld.com - Sun open sources digital rights technology

Sun open sourcing another technology (they've previously released Solaris as Open Solaris), well now there's the DReaM project.

DRM is extremely complicated and there are several competing standards (Apple uses one for iTunes, Microsoft another for Windows Media, Real another for their servers and music store) along with a multitude of others.

If Sun can get DReaM adopted by the Open Source movement, it might be an acceptable way forward (many people object to DRM as it limits what they can do with content they "own", however the media industry is never going to want to give their content away) and drive user support for DRM.
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