No Widevine DRM for you! Developer left with two years of work stymied by Google snub

In theory, the open source nature of web technology should allow anyone with the appropriate skills to innovate and implement an alternative browser.

In practice, however, the path is gated where high value media is involved, because the major browser makers incorporate Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology and the firms that license DRM keys don’t have to be responsive or support new ideas.

Source: No Widevine DRM for you! Developer left with two years of work stymied by Google snub