Sun's Open Media Commons is designed to develop a royalty-free standard for digital-rights management.
WASHINGTON Sun Microsystems has launched a digital rights management (DRM) initiative called Open Media Commons and designed to develop a royalty-free DRM standard.
Sun President and CEO Jonathan Schwartz unveiled the initiative Sunday (Aug. 21) at a conference in Aspen, Colo., sponsored by the Progress & Freedom Foundation, a think tank based here.
Schwartz said the initiative will seek to foster open standards, reference architectures and implementations. It also stresses compensation for content creators and copyright holders, respect for users' privacy and adoption of laws and technology that foster innovation.
Specific goals include development of open, royalty-free DRM and codec standards, encouraging collaboration within the open-source community and influencing standards organizations.
Schwartz said the DRM initiative is needed to speed the current transition from an information age to a "participation age" in which "individuals are creating and supplying [content] as much as they are consuming it."
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security EnterpriseTo learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Infographic: The State of DevOps in 2017Is DevOps helping organizations reduce costs and time-to-market for software releases? What's getting in the way of DevOps adoption? Find out in this InformationWeek and Interop ITX infographic on the state of DevOps in 2017.
IT Strategies to Conquer the CloudChances are your organization is adopting cloud computing in one way or another -- or in multiple ways. Understanding the skills you need and how cloud affects IT operations and networking will help you adapt.