[ubuntu-uk] The BBC Launches Wiiplayer??? WHAT!?

Andy Smith andy at lug.org.uk
Fri Apr 11 10:52:31 BST 2008

Hi James,

On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 03:46:39PM +0100, Jmaes Edward Grabham wrote:
> Andy Smith wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 09, 2008 at 06:52:55PM +0100, Jmaes Edward Grabham wrote:
> >   
> >> The BBC is a socialist "corporation" - you HAVE to pay them BY LAW.  


> >> With no financial incentives, they won't do anything.
> >
> > So by this logic, Channel 4's and Sky's video on demand should
> > better cater to Linux users since these profit-driven entities will
> > be required to chase the penguin pound, right?
> >
> > ..right?
> Not really, as the cost of porting all the DRM stuff (which at present 
> needs windows media player) to linux would be far to high, they wont 
> bother as the cost of making it available will be several times the 
> capital they will recieve back from us lot using it.

..which sounds like exactly the sort of situation that one would
want a socialist institution then.  You were complaining that the
BBC would never cater to Linux people because they were socialist
and lacked the capitalist incentives.  Now you are saying that
commercial entities also lack the incentives.

Can you really have it both ways?  Or is it your argument that Linux
users can expect to never be catered for by either type of

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