i'm waiting for such a thing to be cheaply
available to most people
for the goal of my dyne:bolic: production means to the masses!
It would be interesting to know on what basis Phillips offer the
reference hardware kit. The literature refers to 'a small real time
operating system' which is quite likely to be Linux kernel based,
given the features of the device. MontaVista is a partner on the
Nexperia, but then so is Wind River. (Wind River now do Linux as well
as proprietary RTOS though).
it's quite interesting if it gets thru the market
such a thing (as
i was told "secretly" by some guy at philips some time ago, they
are going such a direction) and it's supported by some free
operating system easy to employ and able to exploit most of its
I think the latter part is the key question for libre software - 'able
to exploit'. As I see it, manufacturers are increasingly concerned
about hardware cloning rather than unauthorised copying of software,
and this might lead to a reluctance to publish full specs. That seems
to be the case with the video card market already.
We need to persuade manufacturers that their products stand a better
chance of success if they have a vibrant third-party development
community which includes libre software developers.
anybody with more time for human language than code
wants to team
up to investigate opportunities of collaboration with Philips on
such a goal?
I'd be up for that. I presume the Xiph.org
team would also be
interested in seeing Vorbis libraries on the Nexperia platform.
Partner programme details are at:
maybe we can employ this
consortium to deal with consumer grade and not only with
professional grade market companies...
While the Consumer Electronics Linux Forum already exists to do that,
there's plenty of crossover between the two areas when you're talking
about consumer audio devices.