[ubuntu-uk] BBC Radio4 'open source' computer software

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Tue Jun 2 09:17:02 BST 2009


mac wrote:
> Dave Walker wrote:
>> And for those that missed it, myself included:
>> http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00kp806/Inside_the_Virtual_Anthill_Open_Source_Means_Business/
> 
> Just listened to it.  An implicit lesson in the difference between 'Open 
> Source' (=pragmatic - better ways to make money and advance corporate 
> interests) and Free Software (=principled - about ensuring individual 
> freedom and enabling sharing communities).
> 
> I found it telling that the BBC programme did not once mention either 
> Stallman, GNU, or the Free Software Foundation, despite lengthy 
> discussion of Linux and Torvalds.
> 
> A shame that it omitted half of the story.  But then, I suppose, if you 
> construe democracy as a better way to do shopping, as the programme 
> seemed to want to do, it's hardly surprising you find Stallman inconvenient.

Some contact with bbc feedback is called for?
-- 
alan cocks
Ubuntu user



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