[Nottingham] BBC iPlayer petition

Graeme Fowler graeme at graemef.net
Thu Jul 5 16:53:51 BST 2007

On Thu, 2007-07-05 at 16:50 +0100, Richard Smedley wrote:
> Such shocking cynicism ;^)

Moi? I'm offended ;-)

> We work with organisations who are happy to consider ethics, and
> in some cases have made board-level decisions to move entirely
> to Free Software. Everyone in my organisation has laptops with
> Free Software video drivers available for the graphics cards.
> We are looking forward to the beta release of OpenMoko (the first 
> telephone with an entirely Free Software stack :)

This is a laudable approach.

> While I accept that this is not a majority position, I think you'll
> find that many people are interested in behaving ethically - were
> that not the case, we would be jailing far more than the current
> 0.25% (iirc) of the population, and people would not be helping
> each other out though freecycle, LUGs, community groups, etc.

I was only using ethics in the _very_ narrow sense of open- and closed-
source software, desktop computing, DRM and so on. The topic of the
thread, if you will :)


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