BBC Internet Media Consultation

Both Jono Bacon and my local LUG mailing list have had comments about this BBC consultation and I think it is really important that anyone interested in either Open Source software or open standards for public bodies makes their views known.

The whole questionnaire is of interest and importance but question 5 about how important is it to have non-Microsoft software work with the 7 day catch up of broadcasts is crucial.

If the BBC only support Microsoft software for this it’s like broadcasting programmes that can only be viewed on TVs made by Samsung. (To pick an example.)

I’m a huge fan of BBC Radio4 and BBC7 and regularly use their “listen again” features. Now I may have to do this over Realplayer but at least I have an option to do that on Kubuntu.

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