Defective by Design - BBC London Protest - August 14th (also, Manchester?)

Matt Lee mattl at
Fri Jul 27 19:41:57 UTC 2007

Today the BBC made it official -- they have been corrupted by Microsoft.
With today's launch of the iPlayer, the BBC Trust has failed in its most
basic of duties and handed over to Microsoft sole control of the on-line
distribution of BBC programming. From today, you will need to own a
Microsoft operating system to view BBC programming on the web.

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Also, if you're in the North of England and would be interested in a
potential protest at BBC Manchester on the same day, please considering
joining 'Manchester Free Software'. As you may know, the BBC is soon to
move large amounts of its London operations to Manchester and Salford.

If you're a British citizen or resident, you can also sign this

You can also leave comments about the service, and demand a service that
works on free software systems, such as GNU/Linux, on the BBC iPlayer
Messageboard -



Matt Lee - Free Software Foundation/GNU Project

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