The BBC are considering open source software for their iplayer / LUGRADIO live 2007

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6897050.stm

Good news for open source advocates, the BBCgoverning body has agreed to review the decision to only release their TV on demand player “iplayer” only for microsoft platforms.

This was discussed in detail at LugRadio Live last weekend, and is very good news as far as I am concerned.  Its only right that all BBC viewers should be able to view content on only platform, not just that of the market leader (by market share, not performance!)

LugRadio Live was excellent, there is plenty of commentary on it elsewhere, well worth the visit. I never realised that there were so many dedicated and capabale FOSS people out there so passionate about open source.  Respect to you all.  I hope to be able to contribute something back from my company in due course.