BBC Slammed By Open-Source Community

If a bunch of open-source supporting nerds start yelling at a bunch of Brits, guess who it’s over? Yerp, Microsoft. The Open Source Consortium has come down hard against the BBC’s plans to force online TV viewers into Microsoft products. New on-demand service the BBC is offering will only be available to those using Windows and “up-to-date” versions of Microsoft products.

I can see the BBC’s concerns for having to use a Windows Media Player-based DRM system, but this completely gives Mac and Linux users the shaft. Way to open up, BBC.

BBC slammed for Microsoft lock-in [VNU Net]