[OT] Re: OpenMoko and LCD TV

Al Johnson openmoko at mazikeen.demon.co.uk
Sat May 9 17:17:14 CEST 2009

On Wednesday 06 May 2009, Stefan Monnier wrote:
> >> They run Linux on TVs now?? What kind of processing is a TV doing that
> >> needs an OS overseeing it?
> >
> > I think it started with MHEG engines for DVB, and EPG. Next they
> > started  adding things like SD and USB with media viewers. This one's
> > got an ethernet  port that's currently unused, but some use them for
> > streaming media playback.
> >
> > The problem is the usual one - things that don't quite behave as you
> > want them  to, or functions the hardware's capable of but they
> > haven't implemented.
> Is the firmware's source available somewhere?


This has source tarballs for a few packages. I've not found the firmware 
itself available for download.

The URL is given along with the text of the GPL and LGPL v2 under the 
"Software Licence" menu. It notes that some of the software is GPL, some LGPL 
and some "software developed by third parties and available under certain 
terms and conditions."

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