A few hours ago I posted a note about Sun President Jonathan Schwartz's statements on the federal government being involved in setting digital rights management (DRM) standards. He was speaking at the Progress and Freedom Foundation's conference here in Aspen, Co.
That posting prompted Christopher Hankin, the head of Sun's Washington lobby office, to come find me at the conference and offer an elaboration.
"A government role in standards-setting does not necessarily mean statutory mandates," Hankin said. He offered examples of the federal government being involved in making standards as a user of technology -- … Read more