Re: TV-Programme about FOSS
Ok. If that was the case, I apologize for the desinformation. I got the
impression from someone that saw it, but he might have exaggerated the
On Fri, May 12, 2006 at 12:21:22AM +0900, nigel barker wrote:
> It wasn't bad at all. They devoted plenty of time to Stallman, even
> carefully explaining the four freedoms. Perens was also on, and they
> highlighted some of the major open source projects. Sure, they had a guy
> from Microsoft, but the overall FUD level was very low.
> There was not much detail about schools, and what there was concentrated
> on being able to spend money on equipment instead of software, and how
> free software might enable the poor to "bridge the digital divide".
> In fact the only negative feeling I had was that they were tending to
> present FOSS as being a solution in poor countries only.
> It was good to see lots of clips of linux screens in use! I think I
> spotted a thin client in the middle of a network boot.
> sorry I didn't record it. It caught me unprepared.
> > Am Donnerstag, den 11.05.2006, 12:00 +0200 schrieb vegard:
> >> On Thu, May 11, 2006 at 11:56:54AM +0200, David C. Weichert wrote:
> >> > Hi,
> >> >
> >> > BBC-World has a programme on FOSS, featuring comparison between
> >> > Micorsoft and Free Software products in schools, especially in
> >> countries
> >> > like Brazil and African countries.
> >> >
> >> I didn't get a chance to see it, but someone who did, said that the
> >> program was bad. Extremely bad. It linked FOSS to piracy, with much
> >> FUD about that. FOSS people were a bunch of freeloaders.
> >> I might be exaggerating, as I didn't see it, but it had much confusion
> >> about the links between FOSS and pirated software.
> >> Someone should counter it.
> > This is interesting, afaik RMS has an appearance. The more curious I am
> > to see for myself.
> > Kind regards
> > David
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