Open source Chumby… coming to your TV set

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Open source Chumby… coming to your TV set via Engadget.

Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM) and chumby(R) today announced the integration of the chumby rich media Internet platform into Broadcom’s latest digital television (DTV), set-top box (STB) and Blu-ray Disc(R) system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions delivering cost effective, high quality and personalized user experiences to Internet-connected TVs. The collaboration will enable users to access chumby’s extensive library of entertaining, compelling and interactive Internet content across a variety of personal interest categories as well as a vast offering of Internet radio streams and podcasts. This will give users the ability to view individually customized channels of streaming Internet and personal digital content on devices enabled by Broadcom solutions, delivering an enhanced interactive consumer experience across multiple connected screens in the home.

Translation, the Broadcom stuff has an Adobe Flash player and a net connection – perfect fit for Chumby.

4 thoughts on “Open source Chumby… coming to your TV set

  1. Andy says:

    Broadcom and open source? Not likely…

  2. Bob D says:

    Broadcom would be under no obligation to open source anything. Incorporating open source projects into your product does not mean you have to give away trade secrets. Also, they probably wrote the code to display the Chumby widgets from scratch along with the rest of their display code.

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