Paddy Barwise heads the London Business School’s Future Media programme and is a perennial commentator on broadcast regulation issues – particularly ownership and quality. He’s usually defending quality thresholds or opposing foreign ownership. He wasn’t speaking at the event but he told me, intriguingly, that beyond the Communications Bill lurks greater peril for British public… Continue reading Paddy Barwise at The Oxford Media Convention
Andrew Graham is an economist and Master of Balliol College. His trenchant and entertaining views on media regulation are well known. He famously said that “if you could measure quality it would just be quantity”. One of his observations in Oxford was that the effect of the Communications Bill and Ofcom’s arrival is that broadcasting… Continue reading Andrew Graham at The Oxford Media Convention
I’m off to the Oxford Media Convention tomorrow. The theme of the event is ‘Public Service Communications’. If my luvvie credentials were up to date I could probably tell you what the real purpose of the event is. Media spin doctors are the ultimate control freaks and would never dream of convening in such a… Continue reading A convention… How grand…
Azeem’s BPL idea will encounter many obstacles on its way to the mainstream: 1. How far downstream does the BPL go? If you require content and app developers to embed the BPL in all derivitive product (as the pure GPL requires), there is no limit. This will alienate businesses who don’t want their work to… Continue reading Problems with Azeem’s BPL idea
Azeem thinks we should try to apply open source thinking to the BBC. He thinks the Beeb?s online content and code should be freely published under the GPL – the radical constitution of the copyleft movement. The effect of this – if it worked – would be to bring into being a thriving new ?creative… Continue reading Redefining ‘Public Service’ at BBCi
Azeem has kicked off a provocative to-and-fro from some of the big brains about the BBC’s role in the post-crash Internet. I’m a busy man – I’m nearly forty and I’ve never lit a firework in my life (can that be true?) and this evening I have to light lots of them. So, here are… Continue reading An Open Source BBC?