We got the exclusive opportunity to interview the members of the Open Source Consortium (OSC) that has met with the BBC Trust, directly after they had been discussing the BBC iPlayer with them for the first time.
From there we scooped the iPlayer On Linux a must story, but there was a lot more detail in the interview than we could get into the piece.
Various highlights were
- How discussion went with the BBC Trust
- The path that the OSC has been following
- Discussion with Ofcom
- How iPlayer is based entirely on the Microsoft stack
- concerns under the BBC Radio player being rolled into the iPlayer and the loss of support of other players that would occur
- BBC Trust’s different view on BBC Content and content from other production companies
- Support for a Linux iPlayer from the “the most popular Linux desktop client in the world”
If you, like many others, are unhappy about the iPlayer only being available on a particular version of Windows, get yourself over to the iPlayer petition. Every vote counts, so join the current 12,000+ that have said they don’t like it.
Sorry about the popping in part of the recording (like the beginning), but I left the mic windshield at the office – blast!)