[ubuntu-uk] BBC and open formats??

TheOldFellow TheOldFellow at gmail.com
Thu Nov 2 13:38:35 GMT 2006

On Thu, 02 Nov 2006 12:45:30 +0000, Andy wrote:

> I might just write to my MP, but unfortunately there isn't an election
> around the corner so it will probably be ignored.

I wrote to mine about this and, more importantly IMO, that Parliament
On-Line is Windows-formats only.

I got a reasoned reply from the appropriate department about the
Parliament issue.  The only problem was that the argument they gave was
that they had to cater for the majority...  Of course, if the only way you
could get Parliament and the BBC was by using on OpenSource system, that
wouldn't disenfranchise anyone (provided it ran on Windows too), but
then the Government and the BBC probably both get funding/discounts from

So why don't we all ask our MP's about it?  The old joke about "There's no
demand for it and you're the tenth person to ask me today" comes to mind.


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