"We all know how debased the term "open" has become, so frankly
I expected the worst when the technical details were released.
Looks like I was wrong [.pdf]:
"Linux has been selected as the Operating System for the
"Linux has been ported to run on a large number of silicon
products, and is currently supported by the vast majority of
hardware and software vendors in the connected television
ecosystem. Porting to new hardware is a relatively simple due to
the architecture of the kernel and the features that it supports.
The Linux environment provides the following functionality as a
basis for the development and operation of the Device