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FOSS documentary on BBC World 100

Zoxed writes ""A two-part documentary, 'The Code Breakers' will be aired on BBC World TV starting on 10 May 2006. Code Breakers investigates how poor countries are using FOSS applications for development, and includes stories and interviews from around the world." The first part is screening tonight on BBC World."
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FOSS documentary on BBC World

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  • by mapkinase ( 958129 ) on Wednesday May 10, 2006 @11:43AM (#15301378) Homepage Journal
    Following its ten transmissions on BBC World the documentary will be available copyright-free for broadcast throughout the world.

    good job, lads.
  • by Digital_Mercenary ( 136288 ) on Wednesday May 10, 2006 @12:25PM (#15301748) Homepage Journal
    Long overdue and bloody obvious!

    "Much of the role of open source in the development of the Internet is well known: The most widely used TCP/IP protocol implementation was developed as part of Berkeley networking; Bind runs the DNS, without which none of the web sites we depend on would be reachable; sendmail is the heart of the Internet email backbone; Apache is the dominant web server; Perl the dominant language for creating dynamic sites; etc."
    --Open Source Paradigm Shift
    by Tim O'Reilly
    June 2004

    Alright lads get on with it!!!
  • by lilo_booter ( 649045 ) on Wednesday May 10, 2006 @06:16PM (#15304581)
    You were indeed in it (largely being credited for substituting Free for Open), and I would be happy to send you a DVD or provide a download if you don't already have a copy.

    For the record, my take on the documentary was that it was fairly good on the whole (ignoring some obviously glaring mistakes in the voice over), but it gave way too much airtime to the Microsoft spokesman. Worth watching though.



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