La réponse du gouvernement anglais sur le monopole Microsoft
C’est un petit pas mais c’est déjà ça 🙂
Good news for UK Linux users.
The Prime Ministers office has asked that the BBC’s Iplayer be
available across a range of operating systems and not just microsoft
Here’s the response to the following petition….
« We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to prevent the
BBC from making its iPlayer on-demand television service available to
Windows users only, and instruct the corporation to provide its
service for other operating systems also. »
The Government set up the BBC Trust to represent the interests of
licence fee payers, and to ensure good governance of the BBC. The BBC
Trust has responsibility for ensuring that the correct degree of
scrutiny is given to all proposals from the BBC Executive for new
services (such as the iPlayer) and any significant changes to existing
services. To fulfill this duty, the Trust conducted a Public Value
Test on the BBC Executive’s proposals to launch new on-demand
services, including BBC iPlayer. This included a public consultation
and a market impact assessment by Ofcom. In the case of the iPlayer,
following the consultation, the Trust noted the strong public demand
for the service to be available on a variety of operating systems. The
BBC Trust made it a condition of approval for the BBC’s on-demand
services that the iPlayer is available to users of a range of
operating systems, and has given a commitment that it will ensure that
the BBC meets this demand as soon as possible. They will measure the
BBC’s progress on this every six months and publish the findings.
Each small victory ensures freedom from monopoly.