[sclug] Open Sky?

Ms. C. Black ycyrffgroupie at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 09:31:37 UTC 2012

I found out that my telly runs Linux through the Open Source licence. I was
so happy. Another device in my house that runs Linux. Now my wii needs to
run Linux.


On 20 June 2012 19:46, Daniel Craigie <danielcraigie at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> Sitting down this evening, to watch the Hairy Bikers eat their way around
> the country, I noticed that our SkyHD box has received a software update.
>  Naturally (with the new rear RJ45 port in mind) I set about the setup menu
> and came across the Software tab.  In short it's 91 pages of Open Source
> licences, which can also be found at www.sky.com/opensourcesoftware/skyhd,
> for all sorts of goodies including:
> XFree86
> FreeBSD
> libcurl
> Linux Kernel
> IPTables
> etc...
> Now I know that Linux has existed in set-top boxes for some time but does
> anyone know how long Sky and/or Amstrad have been using it?
> I'm most intrigued to find anyone working on liberating the recorded
> content from the internal disk so that I can stream it to my Raspberry Pi...
> Daniel
> (Long time watcher, first time poster)

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