Sunday, May 15, 2005

Open media from BBC

Earlier this week, BBC launched the public beta of its Backstage project. It is essentially a developer network for applications that can be designed using BBC's content.

The idea is simple - over a period of time, BBC shall provide feeds and APIs to various forms of content from their network. These shall be available to anyone who wishes to use this content to develop applications and/or remix the content.

It would be very interesting to note how far BBC would take this - basically how much content will they make accessible to the developers, and more importantly what sort of control/ownership would the developer have on the content.


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