[ubuntu-uk] BBC and open formats??

tim matthews tim at tui.co.uk
Thu Nov 2 15:36:10 GMT 2006

well, we could complain ... or we could set things up for the BBC.

Would ubuntu or anyone else have any bandwidth to donate? All we need is 
a server (could be an old 1U box which nobody wants anymore) on good 
bandwidth, a few digital radios plugged into a PC on sane bandwidth 
(with cheapo but fine sounds cards) and off you are.

We could show the BBC how simple it is and who knows where that could 
lead us.

I'll be the first volunteer to do this! I already had my own BBC Radio 4 
ogg stream running, so doing this would be quite easy.


Paul Broadbent wrote:
> 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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