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Re: [News] Anti-Linux BBC Drone Flies Over to Microsoft

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____/ Mark Kent on Tuesday 11 November 2008 10:13 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> Highfield joins Microsoft after just four months at Project Kangaroo
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| 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...
>> `----
>> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/11/10/highfield_quits_kangaroo/
> Wow, there's a surprise.  I wonder whether he went, Economy, Business or
> First Class at my expense?

It's a one-way trip. He got a job there... maybe a 'reward' for the damage he
did in the MSBBC (formerly BBC).

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