AllLinuxDevices: Indrema: What went wrong? Can open source and consoles coexist?
Apr 12, 2001, 18:47 (9 Talkback[s])
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"The Indrema L600 was an ambitious project. The brainchild of
John Gildred, the console would have marked the first-ever Linux
console. What's more, the Indrema was to usher in a new era of
convergence. The L600 was designed to be a game machine, DVD
player, Internet appliance and digital video recorder. A veritable
Swiss army knife in the world of consumer electronics."
"To the open source movement, the L600 was a boon. The console
would propagate the lightweight, yet robust operating system onto
devices that would showcase its flexibility. Alas that was never
meant to be, at least not with the Indrema."
"...Even if the hardware was up and running flawlessly along
with the power to match the Playstation 2 or the Xbox, it's the
open source software development environment that spelled doom for
the company. Investors were hesitant to add to Indrema's coffers
because of a radical departure to software development."