[ubuntu-uk] BBC won't support Linux

Tim Dobson lists at tdobson.net
Tue Mar 17 00:14:47 GMT 2009

Alan Pope wrote:
> 2009/3/16 Tim Dobson <lists at tdobson.net>:
>> Sorry but I have to defend the bbc here.
> I wasn't knocking the BBC, merely musing on the current situation and
> where I'd like to see them go in the future. There was no ill intent
> meant on my part towards the BBC.

My post wasn't directed personally at you, but at the thread, sorry if 
it felt that way! :)

>> If you have some cool technical ideas though, you might be interested in
>> the BBC Backstage mailing list or the Backstage Idea thingy:
>> http://ideas.welcomebackstage.com/mailinglists
>> http://ideas.welcomebackstage.com/
> I am registered user number 4 on that site :)


>> There are good people in the BBC, lets try and work with them rather
>> than flaming the organisation... :)
> I fail to see how I was flaming, but hey ho.

I just felt the conversation was a bit one sided and could do with 

I have been in the BBC Manchester R&D department and they have extensive 
numbers of posters on the corridor walls of cool things they have done 
with free software. DRM'd Iplayer and this game, non-free software is 
bad - but I wouldn't say it is characteristic, of the BBC, as was 
suggested earlier on.


If each of us have one object, and we exchange them, then each of us
still has one object.
If each of us have one idea, and we exchange them, then each of us now
has two ideas.   -  George Bernard Shaw

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