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Alexander Sirotkin - Metalink Broadband

Hacking your linux-based TV set

Embedded Linux is an interesting phenomenon. With millions of devices shipped to day, from residential gateways to cellular phones, it may be Linux's biggest success story ever. However, it gets a disproportionately small amount of attention from the open source community.

Part of the blame belongs to the companies developing embedded Linux based products which feel uncomfortable with the idea of open source. However, an even bigger problem could be the fact that embedded systems are perceived as block boxes, as opposed to "open" PCs, and are very hard to hack on.

This talk will try to break this stigma by showing Linux developers how to hack on various Linux-based appliances that they might already have at home. If we understand that it's easy and fun to hack on embedded Linux, I believe embedded Linux issues will get more attention from the open source community, which will eventually result in a more embedded-friendly Linux kernel and better Linux-based products.

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