[whatwg] Why won't you let us make our own HTML5 browsers?
callow_mark at hicorp.co.jp
Wed Aug 29 15:01:17 PDT 2012
On 12/08/28 14:41, Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Fri, 8 Jun 2012, Mark Callow wrote:
>> On 08/06/2012 06:09, Ian Hickson wrote:
>>> The dire warning doesn't work. I'm just saying that's the direction
>>> that operating system vendors have been going in; that disallowing it
>>> in the browser case is not a different direction, it's consistent with
>>> the industry's direction as a whole.
>> The platform providers want control so they can extract money from
>> application developers; they do it under the guise of safety & security
>> so people will go along with it. Governments get control over people in
>> the same way.
>> In both cases it is an existential threat to freedom and civil
> If one works from these assumptions, why would we assume that it is
> nonetheless possible for us to specify something that works against these
We don't. We have to raise awareness of the issues and the level of
concern to the point where browser vendors will find acceding to the
demands for privacy, and by corollary the ability to fully control one's
own devices, the lesser cost option.
> Putting something in the spec doesn't magically make it
> appear in browsers.
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