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Re: [News] MSBBC Throws a Bone to GNU/Linux

____/ Mark Kent on Friday 22 February 2008 14:33 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> BBC partner in 'future of net TV' project
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| George Wright, executive producer of the BBC's rapid development unit,
>>| said "We're aiming to build Mac, Windows and GNU/Linux clients, as well as
>>| a dedicated hardware set top box client, to allow us to deliver the core
>>| technical goals: an open standards-based 'next-generation' internet
>>| television distribution system, using P2P and social interaction."
>>| [...]
>>| Wright, on the BBC's internet blog, emphasised that the technology would
>>| not be replacing the iPlayer any time soon: "This isn't yet a project that
>>| TV viewers will see and it's never going to replace the BBC's consumer
>>| offerings; it's a test bed for new ideas, allowing us to collaborate with
>>| colleagues across Europe, and to hone and develop technology which could
>>| help shape the TV of tomorrow."
>> `----
>> BBC - a little Linux compatible. Like just a little pregnant.
> Presumably, this is to get the heat off the BBC, as they begin to
> realise that Microsoft lied to them about providing a Linux client for
> the Microsoft iPlayer...

I've received some more information about this. The BBC is walking miles and
miles just to pretend that it's all cuddly with 'open-source'. Those who made
this mistake are in serious trouble and apparently they realise this, so don't
let this fool you.

                ~~ Best of wishes

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