Meeting with Ashley Highfield at the BBC

Today I had a meeting with Ashley Highfield; Director of Future Media & Technology at the BBC. The meeting had been scheduled so we could talk about Ubuntu, discuss Open Source and discuss the BBC.

It was an excellent, productive session, and we discussed a range of issues, including Ubuntu, Open Source, the Open Source development model, community, free culture and other issues. The meeting has been written up on a few blogs.

  • http://www.justuber.com/blog Chris

    Nice :smile:

    The comment about “seeing Ashley join the UKs 600 Linux users” (a reference to the Ashley’s previous bizarre report that 400-600 Linux users had visited bbc.co.uk methinks) could be misread by the uniformed reader as being fact rather than in the tongue in cheek manner that I’m sure it was meant to be taken as…

    Anyway, how did Ashley take to Ubuntu during the session then Jono? Through the very few bits and bobs I’ve read by him, I’d assumed that he wasn’t that interested. It’d be great if you had managed to ‘turn him’ :grin:

  • http://www.justuber.com/blog Chris

    Ooops – previous comment had a typo. I didn’t mean to type ‘the Ashley’ as if he was an object – which I’m sure he isn’t – not that I’m saying he couldn’t be – to some people – erm eh…. I’m digging a deeper hole aren’t I? Sorry Ashley if you’re reading :shock:

  • Tom

    Chris has asked the question we’re all dying to know!

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  • http://www.randrinc.com John4

    Woo Hoo….Big time with the BBC. That’s awesome! Congrats! :mrgreen:

    See you at the con.

  • http://www.randrinc.com John4

    That was suppose to be

    “See you at the NEXT con.”