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[News] Formal Complaint Filed Against MSBBC for Promoting Microsoft Vapourware

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Open source fanciers finger Beeb's Win 7 'sales presentation'

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| “The OSC has again had to remind the BBC News Unit that the 3-minute item 
| appeared to be a sales presentation rather than the news review that the BBC 
| claim it was, since the product [Windows 7] itself is not expected by its 
| vendor to be fully defined and released for at least 2 years,” it said.   


"Microsoft hardly needs an SCO source license. Its license payment to SCO is
simply a good-looking way to pass along a bribe..."

                        --Bruce Perens 


Highfield joins Microsoft after just four months at Project Kangaroo

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| As director of future media and technology, Highfield cut a controversial
| figure at the BBC. Reg sources blamed him for the culture of commitees and
| waste that saw iPlayer development take several years and run millions
| over-budget. In the last months of his reign a new management team was
| brought in to rapidly develop a streaming version that has proved much more
| successful than the unwieldy P2P client he oversaw.
| Open source advocates also accused him of being too close to Microsoft...


Ashley Highfield Goes to...Guess Where?

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| Microsoft.
| At least it's symmetric: Erik Huggers goes from Microsoft to the BBC, and
| Highfield goes from the BBC to Microsoft, via Kangaroo. Let's keep it cosy,
| eh?


Days ago:

Why is the BBC Running Microsoft Ads?

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| But it's obviously too much to expect a technology reporter in Silicon Valley
| to mention such trivia in the face of the real story about Microsoft's
| perfervid altruism.



BBC pinches hot new columnist from Microsoft


Beeb slammed for 'fawning' to Bill Gates

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| BBC viewers have flooded the corporation with complaints over how it
| covered the launch of Microsoft Vista earlier this week.
| In one cringingly servile interview worthy of Uriah Heep, the
| Beeb's news presenter Hugh Edwards even thanked Gates at the
| end of it, presumably in appreciation at being allowed to give
| the Vole vast coverage for free.
| In other TV news items presenters excitedly explained how Vista
| could be obtained and installed - details courtesy of the BBC's
| website.
| But British viewers, currently forced to pay a £131.50 licence
| fee to maintain the BBC's "impartiality", were less than impressed.
| Scores got in touch to complain that so much was Auntie up Bill's
| bum that you could barely see her corset.

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