Open Mobile Broadcasting PhonesPresentation Transcript
Communications Research Centre, Canada
Singapore, June 19, 2008
... a beer, that is free as in speech !
... if ”openness” makes sense for a beer,
it should also make sense for other things ...
Problem with that phone:
no broadcast applications except:
DMB and DAB audio
missing key broadcast applications:
Slideshow, broadcast website, TPEG, ...
No open API to access raw bit streams
Why is it like that ?
manufacturer did not have time to implement ?
manufacturer did not want to increase royalties burden ?
applications on phones selected by telcos ?
broadcast and telco applications are competing?
telco business models different than broadcast (FTA)?
unlike PCs, mobile phones live in a vertical ecosystem?
As a consequence:
we can't create new applications
we can't improve the functionality
we can't create extensions
we can't participate to innovation on top of...
some business models get excluded (FTA)
So let's just build a FREE/OPEN mobile phone !
www.openmoko.org www.trolltech.com google android
this prototype shows that:
a broadcast sw stack can be built relatively
easily inside the openmoko framework
other missing apps could be added as easily
identify chipset maker willing to embrace
open source buniness models
Legal (Licenses, patents, copyrights)
Open Standards (degree of openness)
CRC tools (based on open source)
to help build
NEW MMB APPLICATIONS ...
CRC Tube Server
Best YouTube clips
THERE IS HOPE:
some do start to understand
the power of open source models
to sell silicon (TI)
omap Zoom www.beagleboard.org
CRC has produced tools for collaboration
(an architecture of participation?)
We invite MMB chipset makers to
think about open source business models
CRC releases CRC-DABRMS for free
Broadcasting should become a more
organic ecosystem (Internet model)
Broadcasting in a phone makes sense:
”CONVERSATION IS KING”