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Re: [News] "Spread Open Media" Launched by OGG Vorbis Creators; MSBBC Mumbles about Linux

____/ Mark Kent on Friday 07 September 2007 16:30 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> New campaign launched:
>> http://spreadopenmedia.org/
>> Mac, Linux BBC iPlayers in the offing, says PM
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| Or, in other words, why are you asking us here at 10 Downing Street? We
>>| don't run the Beeb.
>> `----
>> Of course you don't. *Microsoft* runs the Beeb, just like it runs the other
>> government departments and establishments.
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| The Trust apparently had it in hand all along, and the Government didn't
>>| have to do a thing - which is how it should be, as the Beeb is supposed to
>>| resist gov meddling. (Though dependent on it for the power to collect
>>| licence fees.)
>>| Just how soon we'll see a Mac or Linux iPlayer, though, is open to
>>| question.
>> `----
>> It's here:
>> http://www.pm.gov.uk/output/Page13090.asp?cheeky=true
>> What a farce. Some people think it's something new. It's the same "leave us
>> alone" BS and "we'll look at it once every 6 months" (until the EC threatens
>> us, to use Gordon's words).
> Heads will roll on this, it's just a question of time.  We know who to
> go for.

This you will not believe! The BBC site, which did not cover the protest, has
just taken this BS and spun it further to make it seem like it'll be cross
platform, as in XP *AND* Vista.

This is a hoax! As it stands, they don't do anything. The government says, "why
do you ask *us*?" and "we agree with the Trust". The press says, "oh, well...
that means that there's no issue anymore and the MSBBC will get its act

That type of spin is a fiasco! It's like Microsoft claiming victory when it
lost in the ISO. Several months ago, amid another huge loss for OOXML, Brian
Jones (of Microsoft) claims peaceful co-existence and someone who commented in
BetaNews said that Brian pulled a Bush, as in declaring a victory amid a big
disaster (Iraq's invasion followed by "we win"). *sigh*

                ~~ Best of wishes

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