This question is prompted by this /r/Gentoo post. Gentoo Linux allows you to pick and choose components ad-hoc to compile in to your software packages, and this user is curious about whether or not to opt-in to the
widevine component used for streaming content protection on their Chromium build.
One the one hand, content providers need to ensure they control their IP. On the other, the ethical lines get blurry quickly, and the details are often unclear for an end user. I'm not surprised the Gentoo subreddit falls heavily in the "yes" camp, but I'd like to hear what DEV thinks.
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