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Not iPhone: Roku Netflix player software goes open source

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| Remember the Roku Netflix set-top box that came out a little while ago? Well
| Roku has just released the code under the GPL, which got the MythTV community
| buzzing about getting its popular open source media center software onto the
| Roku box.
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http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/07/11...s-open-source/

http://digg.com/tech_news/Tell_Netflix_No_DRM_2


Recent:

Netflix Player from Roku Uses Linux Tech

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| Trolltech announced today that the new Netflix player from Roku utilizes its
| Qt for Embedded Linux. Qt for Embedded Linux was formerly known as Qtopia
| Core. The application is designed to allow manufacturers to build devices for
| one specific purpose.
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http://www.i4u.com/article18151.html


Netflix Player runs Linux

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| Movie distributor Netflix is offering a $100 set-top box aimed at enabling
| subscribers to stream movies on demand, using a broadband Internet
| connection. The player runs an embedded Linux OS and is supplied by Roku, a
| California-based company known for its Linux-based PVRs (personal video
| recorders).
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http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS8633598605.html


Related:

Myka sneaks BitTorrent into the living room

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| OK, perhaps not so sneaky, there's a nice big BitTorrent logo right up front,
| but Myka seems to be quite the end-to-end solution for getting those torrents
| up on the big screen. The box hooks up to the internet via LAN or WiFi,
| includes a 80GB, 160GB or a 500GB drive for storage and runs a torrent client
| on Linux. * *
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http://www.engadget.com/2008/03/21/m...e-living-room/


Open Source DVR Challenges TiVo

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| A/V geeks and open source hackers alike are sure to fall in love
| with the MonolithMC HD DVR system, which runs the Linux based
| MythTV platform.
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http://gobloggit.com/?p=27


Gunning for Tivo in the GPL debate

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| In the ongoing battle between Linux kernel developers and the Free
| Software Foundation (FSF) over the future of the GNU Public License
| (GPL), somehow DVR-maker Tivo has become either the whipping boy or
| the poster child, depending on whose side you are on. FSF founder
| Richard Stallman even coined a term for what he sees as misuse of the
| GPL: "tivoization".
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http://uk.builder.com/0,39026540,39338597,00.htm
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