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    • Open Mobile Broadcasting Phones François Lefebvre Communications Research Centre, Canada Broadcast Asia Singapore, June 19, 2008
    • ... a beer, that is free as in speech !
    • www.freebeer.org
    • ... 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
    • www.trolltech.com google android www.ubuntu.com/products/mobile www.openmoko.org
    • No stack has mobile broadcasting ! ?
    • & Software & - receiver control - application decoding - aplication presentation
    • clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKPjjNHYiRE
    • 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
    • KEY ISSUE: identify chipset maker willing to embrace open source buniness models
    • Other ISSUES: Legal (Licenses, patents, copyrights) Open Standards (degree of openness)
    • clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yITHMJ0XT5U
    • CRC tools (based on open source) to help build NEW MMB APPLICATIONS ...
    • www.ettus.com
    • CRC Tube Server  Best YouTube clips  Automatic  Real-time updates  Titles overlay  Loudness equalisation  Video scaling
    • THERE IS HOPE: some do start to understand the power of open source models to sell silicon (TI) omap Zoom www.beagleboard.org
    • Some Conclusions 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”
    • DEMO
    • Thank You! www.crc.ca/mmb mmbTools.crc.ca openmokast.org francois.lefebvre@crc.ca