Open Source Television


How one New York startup is using FOSS to change the way the world watches television

The living room remains the final frontier of open source software. With wide adoption from home office to enterprise, from datacenter to dining rooms, consumers all over the world rely on OSS daily to run their lives. However, the third screen that has dominated eyeballs for the past sixty years has been the exclusive dominion of proprietary, monolithic black boxes. With the average American consuming eight full hours of television per day, one New York startup aims to change this paradigm of closed software in the single room in the house were most waking time is spent. Boxee is the first "social" media center, whose free, open source, downloadable software is changing the way consumers experience media. Lead Apps Developer and Community Evangelist Rob Spectre will discuss Boxee's open source heritage, hacker culture, and open API as well as answer your questions and unload T-shirts a-plenty

Speaker: Rob Spectre