11Feb

Five open source ideas to inspire a meeting

posted by Steve Bowbrick

(I’ve written these words to provide some material for a meeting with senior managers and creators here at the BBC on Friday). There’s a vast social and economic experiment – centred on the Internet – that’s been going on for ten or fifteen years: it’s called ‘open source‘. The evidence is accummulating that the open [...]

15Oct

Proper open source at BBC Vision

posted by Steve Bowbrick

Rob Hardy who’s a software engineer team leader in BBC Vision (which used to be called Television) directs me to a couple of explicitly open source resources: a bunch of Perl libraries (handy software tools that can be lifted and freely used in assembling new applications) released by his own team under the GPL (the [...]