View Full Version : Boxee : Open source/commercial query?

Dan TheMan
July 16th, 2008, 04:25 PM
I couldn't find any info on the website. If it's there I missed it :)

Is Boxee a commercial venture using aspects of Open Source (XBMX) or entirely a Open source project. If somebody could clarify this for me I would be most grateful.

July 17th, 2008, 03:59 AM
hi dan, boxee is a commercial company, using xbmc f/oss and working closely with team-xbmc.

we do release our code as well (so effectively an open source project), and contribute directly & continuosly boxee specific features to xbmc code based on what team-xbmc wants us to.

August 19th, 2008, 03:45 AM
Is the overall goal going to be to sell boxee or are you guys thinking about alternative revenue streams?

August 19th, 2008, 10:20 AM
we do release our code as well (so effectively an open source project)

Hi tsella,

Is it possible to make the source for libBoxee available? I am currently looking into building the sources for a 64-bit hardy system, but without the sources of your libraries this won't be possible:

/usr/bin/ld: i386 architecture of input file `xbmc/lib/libBoxee/libBoxee.a(boxee.o)' is incompatible with i386:x86-64 output


August 19th, 2008, 10:45 AM
@johannes, we'll try to include an x86-64 binary with next source tree.

August 19th, 2008, 11:12 AM
Too bad the project isn't completely open source (yet?). The effort you are putting in the improvement of xbmc is greatly appreciated though.

August 19th, 2008, 12:00 PM
well, in order to be able to provide users with some of the things that are coming to boxee, that is not really an option (would love it to be otherwise. f/oss is very much running in my veins). but as you can see, we are keeping everything but it open.

on the note of improvements - thank you very much! team-xbmc has been doing and is doing an amazing work, and we're helping any way we can. xbmc has been a lifechanger (especially with doing boxee) for me and my peers. and we all have the benefit of doing something we love and passionate about.