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AllLinuxDevices: Industry Leaders Form TV Linux Alliance

Jun 12, 2001, 18:18 (2 Talkback[s])

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"Industry leaders today announced the formation of the TV Linux Alliance, which will define a standards-based Linux environment for the digital set-top box market. Twenty-four leading technology suppliers to cable, satellite, and telecommunications operators have allied to produce Linux standards designed to improve time-to-market and product robustness in the advanced set-top box market.

The alliance will define a standard application programming interface (API) that will simplify the implementation of TV middleware and device drivers for the Linux operating environment, allowing network operators to select from a variety of vendors whose offerings are interoperable with the common API. The alliance plans to capitalize on Linux designs already underway among various founders and harmonize early work across the industry to ensure that Linux is delivered to the digital set-top under a common framework of evolving standards-based specifications. Linux is a proven, stable, and robust open source operating system with a strong developer community, making it an intelligent choice for network operators, infrastructure providers, and hardware manufacturers."

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