Oh really? When did that change, exactly?
When Ubuntu came out and guys like me, and my wife and my kids started using it as our main OS. When netbooks came out installed with Linux. When the city of Munich went Linux, as did the BBC, Peugeot and Switzerland. Oh and when Microsoft became a bigger contributor to the Linux Kernel than a lot of open source projects
It's still open-source, regardless of what you, your wife and kids do.
And more and more people are using it on a daily basis which is why the choice of Silverlight was a bad one. Just ask ITV and Netflix.
I don't think you quite understand what I'm saying. This topic is about Linux. Linux is open-source and you have the right to modify it as you like. Android is Linux and you have the right to modify it as you like. BT Sport is available on Android and therefore on Linux and on this platform it doesn't require Sliverlight. That's it.
I see what you're saying and the points you make are true. However, the expectation is that the browser-based offering would have been platform agnostic and by using Silverlight that isn't the case. It's disappointing, but history has shown that providers who go the Silverlight route generally don't stay there very long so I'm hopeful the situation will change in the not too distant future.
I would love to meet someone who can install Silverlight on my Ubuntu laptop!!
Oh well, the much anticipated BT sport is a damp squib. And as I suppose no one from BT actaully reads these forums (fori?) it will remain so for those of use who do not choose windows/apple.
"It's worth remembering that BT makes money from phones - that's where their business is still rooted."
Maybe they should stick to that them....