17Oct

The BBC’s open source rules

posted by Steve Bowbrick

In ten or fifteen years, when the BBC has finally been translated from a dark brown top-down industrial-era content funnel into a glittering archipelago composed of pure energy (you know what I mean) we’ll look back on this document as a kind of magna carta of openness, a foundation document for the new republic of [...]

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 [...]