[Linux-aus] Microsoft Office 2003 lock-in via DRM

Anthony Towns aj at azure.humbug.org.au
Wed Sep 3 14:25:57 UTC 2003

On Wed, Sep 03, 2003 at 01:11:52PM +1000, David Cartwright wrote:
> The OASIS doc format is great .. however does it offer DRM capability that
> meets a need within enterprise and government organizations?

DRM is similar to NDAs -- we'll tell you stuff, but you can't tell
others, or use the information in certain ways.

Usually what governments and enterprises need is a way to stop information
falling into the wrong hands /at all/. Simple encryption is all you need
there, and we've got the OpenPGP standard for that.


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