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BBC and Microsoft

Postby aMIGA_dUDE » Sat Sep 30, 2006 12:22 pm

BBC is to working with Microsoft for there website, this could be dangers to FLOSS users.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/5390000.stm
http://tinyurl.com/hzbxy
http://petitiononline.com/bbcms/
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RE: BBC and Microsoft

Postby candy » Sat Sep 30, 2006 3:01 pm

I cringed reading the BBC's justification for it. Like hasn't the open source community made significant contributions to developing software and driving new applications? Go and maketh your feelings known.

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RE: BBC and Microsoft

Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:56 pm

Shame about the BBC and MS, but they are not alone.
Interesting how many people on there are complaining about paying for a service that they "don't use".
I rarely watch ANY TV. and yet I pay for all of it- I pay the licence fee, yes, but I pay for Commercial TV every time I purchase an item that is advertised on Commercial TV..I also subsidise Magazines and newspapers that I never read, radio staions that I never listen to..etc..
All in all it probably adds up to far more per year than the licence fee, yet I have no option not to pay for it.
I must admit to bias, because I do listen to BBC radio a lot, on air and internet.
The sig between the asterisks is so cool that only REALLY COOL people can even see it!

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