[OT] Re: OpenMoko and LCD TV
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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