The beeb openly admits to stupidity/microsoft corruption

nice article about the bbc trust saying their *must* be platform neautrality in the bbc’s iplayer http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7047381.stm

the paragraph of most interest to me at least is

The BBC says the DRM offered by Microsoft – which is not available for Linux and has not been licensed from Microsoft by Apple for Macs – is the only solution at present”

which basically states that the bbc when looking at drm methods (which i hate but of course microsoft is not the only one) they chose the one that is not available on any platform but microsoft platforms. essentially the bbc is made up of monkeys throwing money at random people or microsoft has led them round by the nose. rather than the microsoft solution being the only solution it is infact one of the few solutions that will never work as it will be a cold day in hell when microsoft licences their drm platform to anyone else (unless of course the EU made them and then they took a year off to make sure its nice and complicated, so complicated its not useable.. oh wait havn’t we been here before?)

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2 responses to “The beeb openly admits to stupidity/microsoft corruption

  1. That’s “the Beeb”—short for “bee bee cee”.

  2. welcome to the wonderful word of typo’s ;)

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