Re: [backstage] Percentage of License fee going towards DRM?

2007-02-27 Thread Neil Aberdeen
I would like to I would like to know what percentage of my license fee will go towards funding of Seb Potter's employment - so that I can withhold that amount from my payment, or seek a refund of that amount back from the BBC. ;-) Seb Potter wrote: On 27/02/07, *Jim Gardner* [EMAIL

Re: [backstage] Make the primary operating system used in state schools free and open source

2009-02-09 Thread Neil Aberdeen
Although this rant is impassioned and detailed it's almost comically misinformed. What's happening in education IT(C) is the imposition of a £45bn corporate cash cow called Building Schools for the Future (BSF) - through which the government is shamefully entering into yet more PFI

Re: [backstage] Make the primary operating system used in state schools free and open source

2009-02-10 Thread Neil Aberdeen
Interesting as all these discussions are schools will have what's given to them and supported under BSF monoploy IT provision (see http://www.edugeek.net/wiki/index.php/List_of_awarded_ICT_contracts) unless there is resistance and/or failure (see

Re: [backstage] Make the primary operating system used in state schools free and open source

2009-02-11 Thread Neil Aberdeen
Under BSF SUN now runs Bradford local authority schools IT From http://blogs.sun.com/joehartley/entry/back_to_a_new_school The computers were not conventional PCs, but _Sun Ray thin clients http://www.sun.com/sunray/index.jsp%20_. Sun Ray clients enable virtualized desktop sessions to run on a