The Telematics Freedom Foundation is sponsoring a study about the state of the art in current Media Center projects in the FLOSS community. We picked the 10 most prominent MC FLOSS 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 XBMC Profile form: http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?...8vNmKY5sLw and/or
- 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 anonimously, 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 speach and as in free beer :-)
Thank you for your consideration,
Giovani Spagnolo - organizer
Telematics Freedom Foundation