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To hear UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown tell it, open source advocates have won their fight to force open the BBC iPlayer to other platforms. (The door of the Prime Minister’s residence, 10 Downing Street, as shown by the BBC today.)
Yeah. Open source wins. Right?
Not necessarily. Brown was being very clever in his comments today. Following delivery of a petition with 16,000 names on it, Brown only suggested that the BBC Trust itself was agreeing to support Mac and Linux iPlayers, and said the government would review its decision over the next six months.
Thus, this headline from Digital Spy. Government Backs BBC Trust on iPlayer. The BBC’s own story on this echoed the spin.
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