[ubuntu-uk] BBC and open formats??

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Thu Nov 2 17:43:19 GMT 2006

On Thu, Nov 02, 2006 at 03:36:10PM +0000, tim matthews wrote:
> 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.

Are you seriously suggesting that we start rebroadcasting copyrighted content?

That's often a way to get yourself labelled as a pirate rather than a well meaning technically 
competant open source advocate.

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

The technical arm of the BBC is run by Siemens Business Services. As I understand it these 
people are pretty damn technical so I would expect that technical expertise isn't the barrier to 
the BBC doing this.


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