I think it's warranted; if there's one thing I can count on in these instances, it's to be told, "you need to be angry, no time to explain!"
"It's official: the last holdout for the open web has fallen."
I'm sorry, but that's histrionics.
I know that nobody uses n?x (unless you count OS X) but hell, you can legally download Ubuntu or Kubuntu for free. You can also choose to run one of these EME browsers, or not. But if you're screaming from the heavens that the *open Web is dead, and you feel like you're stuck because IE, Opera, Chrome, and Firefox all support DRM, uh, well, the thing is...I have very little sympathy.
Now, look, I know the browsers I pointed out are both WebKit, which has EME integrated. All I can say is this: if only the source were available...and if only there were a repository for pre-Apple and pre-Google WebKit...
Oh, look, Konqueror, with KHTML, the precursor to WebKit.
And for history's sake, here's what Brendan Eich said about it; basically, they were strongly against incorporating DRM into HTML, but if the W3C got enough support for it, they would grudgingly do so for the sake of retaining their userbase. And honestly, the userbase...from helping fellow Ubuntu users, when an Ubuntu user tries to watch an MP4 stream in Firefox, and it doesn't work, rather than leave enlightened about the situation and demand that the content provider switch to WebM, they go install Chrome.