Friday, 13 July 2007

BBC caves in to open source downloaders

In what is turning out to be a bad time for the Beeb, (with the incident over Blue Peter, and upsetting Her Majesty The Queen), it seems they are now having to sit up and take notice of the open source community as well.

BBC caves in to open sauce downloaders - writes the Inquirer;

"THE BBC TRUST will talk to people from the open source community who are bothered that the corporation's "iPlayer" will only work with Windows XP at launch on the 27th of July.
The Open Source Consortium (OSC) complained to the BBC, to the Department of Trade and Industry and to Ofcom that Linux didn't seem to be on the corporation's iSmorgasboard."

Read the full article on the Inquirer here
Read more about this story on the BBC website
Read more about this story on the Open Source Consortium website

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