Roy Schestowitz espoused:
> ____/ Mark Kent on Saturday 03 November 2007 09:33 : \____
>
>> Roy Schestowitz espoused:
>>> ____/ Mark Kent on Friday 02 November 2007 21:54 : \____
>>>
>>>> Roy Schestowitz espoused:
>>>>>>


>>>>>> Meanwhile, he should read this:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> .----
>>>>>> | THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION APPROVES REALNETWORKS HELIX
>>>>>> | DRM FOR BROADCAST FLAG USE
>>>>>> |
>>>>>> | Helix DRM Trusted Recorder and Helix DRM Trusted Client Enable
>>>>>> | Storage and Playback of Secure Digital Television Broadcasts
>>>>>> `----
>>>>>>
>>>>>> http://www.realnetworks.com/company/...ixdrm_fcc.html
>>>>>>
>>>>>> But then he should know all about RealNetworks solutions, since the BBC
>>>>>> already makes such extensive use of them, or at least they used to,
>>>>>> before they became the MSBBC.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Here's something else he should read:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> FairUse4WM - a WM/DRM removal program
>>>>>> http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=114916
>>>>>>
>>>>>> So much for proprietary software somehow having the mystical property of
>>>>>> preventing "people from finding out how it works and getting round it."
>>>>>
>>>>> Ashley Highfield appears to be prejudiced towards Free software. Spotted a
>>>>> short moment ago:
>>>>>
>>>>> * BBC 'not in bed with Bill Gates' over iPlayer
>>>>> * 11:40AM October 10/31/07, 2007
>>>>> * And as for the battle with the Open Source Consortium? "The 12
>>>>> people who
>>>>> demonstrated outside our offices have every right to demonstrate," says
>>>>> Ashfield. "But I think 'the 12 people' says it all."
>>>>>
>>>>> Highfield used the numbers of non-Windows users visiting bbc.co.uk
>>>>> as
>>>>> justification for the corporation's XP-only release. "We have 17.1 million
>>>>> users of bbc.co.uk in the UK and, as far as our server logs can make out,
>>>>> 5 per cent of those [use Macs] and around 400 to 600 are Linux users."
>>>>> [PJ: If you design your website to work well only for one operating
>>>>> system, chances are that is who will visit your website. Perhaps those of
>>>>> you who live in the UK and use other operating systems may wish to inform
>>>>> him of your interest. Politely, of course. Imagine if we all pay taxes,
>>>>> but our taxes don't provide us services unless we as a group are
>>>>> sufficiently numerous.] - Tech.co.uk
>>>>>
>>>>> http://www.groklaw.net/newsitems.php
>>>>>
>>>>> Groklaw has begun watching the MSBBC's fiaSCO more closely.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Frankly, I just do not believe those numbers at all. He's being
>>>> /extremely/ untruthful here.
>>>>
>>>> In any case, it's the role of the BBC to serve *all* licence-fee payers,
>>>> not just those who buy computers with pre-installed operating systems
>>>> from the company he last worked for.
>>>
>>> Oh! He's being slammed for that FUD at the moment. I'll post this as a new
>>> thread.

>>
>> Please do - that one is /really/ shocking. There are more daily linux
>> users in my employer alone than that number. I detest people who lie in
>> this way.
>>
>>>
>>> I'm told that Ashley might have to start brushing up his CV and prepare to
>>> look for another job. Maybe the folks at the Dark Forces will offer him a
>>> desk and a good pat on the back of the shoulder.
>>>

>>
>> He is utterly incompetent with respect to "futures". He really does
>> need a new job. As you say, I think he'll go back to Microsoft, in
>> fact, at least in his own head, I don't think he ever left.

>
> It is a subculture of vanity. You can find some articles that very nicely
> explain the twisted mindset of a Microsoft employee (never mind a senior).
> It's revolting.
>
> Hmmm...
>
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| Microsoft has warned Google to steer clear of corporate search,
>| declaring that the market is "our house"....
>|
>| "Those people are not going to be allowed to take food off our plate,
>| ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>| because that is what they are intending to do."
> `----
>
> http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...oogle-business
>


They're like tom cats, aren't they, trying to "mark out their
territory".

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