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Will teaching children basic programming skills have a political impact?

https://blogs.fsfe.org

Schools should foster curiosity and the spirit enquiry in an environment that encourages students to learn. A classroom running proprietary software cannot provide this.

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Open source Brits charge BBC with foul play

http://www.thinq.co.uk

The UK's Open Source Consortium has filed an official complaint against the BBC and its partners in Project Canvas, the joint venture designing a proprietary standard for Internet media players.

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The BBC takes on Ubuntu Linux

http://www.ubuntugeek.com

A few days ago, a BBC journalist was on air saying that Ubuntu was "a whole sort of little community of enthusiasts building operating systems for absolutely nothing." Since then, as you can imagine, he's had some angry emails from Linux users, so Canonical sent him over a laptop with Karmic Koala Netbook Remix installed.

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Bravo, Linux Foundation, for Using Ogg Theora

http://boycottnovell.com

The Linux Foundation has officially begun embracing Free video; The BBC dumps Real

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BBC wants to encrypt free TV

http://www.guardian.co.uk

RMS: « How the BBC is conspiring with Hollywood to impose DRM on broadcast TV in the UK. »

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How Microsoft Daemonises the EU Commission and Advertises Vista 7, with the MSBBC’s Help

http://boycottnovell.com

The BBC practically advertises Vista 7 at the expense of TV licensees; BBC reporter also spins for Microsoft and against the European Commission.

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DFEY-NW Meeting April

http://www.nw.dfey.org

DFEY-NW (Digital Freedom in Education and Youth) is a group formed in response from a growing need in the Northwest of England for a group to encourage and promote young people's involvement with the free software community by creating a social space to make it more comfortable for young people to get involved with GLUGs and FSUGs.

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DFEY-NW :: January 18th :: Digital Freedom in Education and Youth - North West

http://dfey.freedomdreams.co.uk

DFEY-NW (Digital Freedom in Education and Youth) is a group formed in response from a growing need in the Northwest of England for a group to encourage and promote young people's involvement with the free software community by creating a social space to make it more comfortable for young people to get involved with GLUGs and FSUGs.

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BBC embraces Linux users with new iPlayer

http://www.daniweb.com

File under: about bloody time! The BBC has, at long, long last, released an iPlayer beta which supports both Linux and Mac users.

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Freedom Socks - Episode 10 - Yo Yo Yo Yo Yo

http://freedomsocks.co.uk

We’re Freedom Socks! a podcast (availible as ogg varbis and mp3) all about free software and GNU/Linux in particular. And, after another random “season break”, we’re back. This week we run over whats been in the freedom news recently, get all angry about normal people, do an interview with one of our own hosts about the AGPLmail project.

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BBC Joins Parrot Foundation Advisory Board

http://www.parrot.org

"The Parrot Foundation announced today that the BBC, UK-based public service broadcaster, will join the Parrot Foundation's advisory board. The Parrot Foundation advisory board is made up of a select group of companies who can offer perspective and experience on the current and future applications of the Parrot virtual machine and related language implementations..."

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The BBC's George Wright explains the experimental new content distribution platform

http://backstage.bbc.co.uk

The BBC have recently released a plugin for totem which allows users to view some of the BBCs content though a pretty interface in totem.
This allows users to access the beebs content though a nice interface.
George Wright,Portofolio Manager at the BBC's Research and Innovaton department talks about the plugin on video (ogg theora, ogg dirac, mpeg4, flash)

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Research on BBC content for GNU/Linux

http://www.bbc.co.uk

"This week, we're really happy to be sharing some work we've commissioned to deliver BBC content (mainly radio shows from the BBC Audio & Music team) on demand for users of GNU/Linux..." -- via BBC doing more important multimedia work and in freedom

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BBC Opens Up - Or Does it?

http://ostatic.com

The BBC's iPlayer site has been a target of open source community ire since it started. Originally delivering content via Microsoft DRM-protected technologies, it was condemned by the FSF (among others) for dictating unfree technology choices on viewers.

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Stallman on Gates, and Free Software

http://fosswire.com

Free Software Foundation chairman and all around computer freedom guru Richard Stallman has written an article for the BBC entitled ‘It’s not the Gates, it’s the bars’.

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