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BBC Trust to hear open sourcers' iPlayer gripes

http://www.theregister.co.uk

The BBC Trust has asked to meet open source advocates to discuss their complaints over the corporation's Windows-only on demand broadband TV service, iPlayer.

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BBC takes political hits for rejecting open source

http://blogs.zdnet.com

The BBC wants to put its shows on the Web, and made a deal with Microsoft for the technology required to do that. (That’s the Tardis, from Dr. Who, one of many fine BBC programs.)
This has the BBC in political hot water. Boingboing says it’s a DRM issue, but the country’s Open Source Business Consortium has complained to the EC, calling it an attempt to cement Microsoft’s monopoly:

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EC threat to BBC over downloads

http://news.bbc.co.uk

The BBC has been accused of forcing people to use Microsoft operating systems and has been threatened with a complaint to the European Commission. The charge concerns the use of Microsoft technology in the corporation's forthcoming iPlayer.

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