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July 17th, 2008, 10:57 AM

The Telematics Freedom Foundation is sponsoring a study about the state of the art in current Media Center projects in the FLOSS (Free/Libre/Open Source Software) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FLOSS) community. We picked the 10 most prominent FLOSS media center projects out there and we're now collecting information about their features, functionality and support.

The 10 selected projects are: XBMC, MythTV, Boxee, Elisa, Neuros OSD, Freevo, My Media System, Entertainer, CenterStage+Plex and MediaPortal.

Because of our limited resources, we can't afford creating a Lab to run and test all 10 media centers. So we are relying on the community collective intelligence to gather all data necessary to provide you with a panoramic view on state of the art work in FLOSS Media Center projects.

There is one webform available for each project. The forms are very easy to compile and we invite Project Leaders, Developers and Power Users to actively participate, because you are capable to provide the most accurate information we need.

So, what's the deal?

You can collaborate by:

Filling the Boxee Profile form: http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?key=pJJFyJNuvPdpNVkjuoMrVGw
Sending any particular snapshots of your MC, links to demo videos or web reviews to info (at) telematicsfreedom (dt) org

The benefits are:

you'll get for free a panoramic view on state of the art in all prominent media center floss projects out there;
you'll be promoting your favorite Media Center and showing how strong your community is;
if you contribute, you will have credits at the end of the paper, in your project section;
the best snapshots may be selected to appear on the paper and illustrate the project's UI

TFF reserves the right to remove or not to consider any spam or suspicious content. Controversial answers will be cross-checked and we may contact some of you for clarifications before the paper is published.

You can participate anonymously, but if you decide to leave your name and email address you'll be given credit for your participation and will receive an email notification of when the paper is available for download (it will be free as in free speech and as in free beer :-)

Thank you for your consideration,
Giovani Spagnolo - organizer
Telematics Freedom Foundation
Program Director
www.telematicsfreedom.orgPS! The XBMC profile form is available here for those of you who use XBMC as well as Boxee: http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?key=pJJFyJNuvPdqe8vNmKY5sLw

August 6th, 2008, 11:32 AM
Thank you everyone for the good participation and high quality responses.

I'd like to inform we'll close surveys on September 2nd, to allow some more time for less active communities yet with low participation.

Activity and more info on our blog:

Giovani Spagnolo

September 17th, 2008, 11:36 AM
Thank you everyone for helping.

The paper was released a few minutes ago, get your copy (free!) at: http://www.telematicsfreedom.org/en/flossmediacenter

All the work is released under Creative Commons By-Nc-Sa.
If you have feedback, the last page contains info on how to contact me. I'll be glad to hear from you.

giovani spagnolo

September 21st, 2008, 07:45 AM
Good read..glad i stumbled upon it.

October 23rd, 2008, 06:17 PM
have the boxee dev read or seen this paper