[ubuntu-uk] BBC and open formats??

Paul Broadbent dbd at myrealbox.com
Thu Nov 2 14:26:09 GMT 2006

On Thursday 02 November 2006 12:45, Andy wrote:
> I urge everyone reading this to file an official complaint on:
> <http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/make_complaint_step1.shtml>
> DO NOT use 'send a complaint' or 'make a suggestion' they ignore
> those, they will actually reply to a complaint. (if they don't it will
> make there quarterly statistics interesting won't it).
> Maybe we should add 'getting the BBC to use an open format' to our
> list of things to do.
That sounds like a very good idea, and I get the feeling that it is something 
some people in the BBC would want to do, and showing that there are members 
of the public who feel strongly about this could be very helpful.

I'm not sure exactly what to say in a complaint though. And also flooding them 
with official complaints about open formats could be counter productive, 
anyone have any ideas about the best way to communicate with the BBC about 
these kinds of topics. We really need a way to show them that there are large 
number of us that care about open formats, and also a much larger number of 
people who may not have ethical concerns with propriety formats, but whose 
use of their website is restricted because they use an OS where the use of 
the propriety software the site currently requires can be difficult.

Paul Broadbent

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