FreeBSD ported to Xbox

“In an email to the FreeBSD Hackers mailing list, Rink P.W. Springer reports success in porting FreeBSD 5.4 and 6.0 to the XBox game platform:

Over the last 2 weeks, I have been working on a port of FreeBSD for the XBox. […] The port is fully functional. The framebuffer is fully supported, same goes for sound and USB devices (such as an USB keyboard for the console). Only ethernet is missing, currently […]. Also, a live CD has been created […].

Daemon News via /.

It says on the primary mirror that the CD should probably boot on almost any Xbox that “doesn’t block unsigned binaries”. It requires (and comes with) Cromwell, a bootloader BIOS for Xbox, originally used to make it boot Linux.

( is not responding at the time of writing.)

BBC opens TV listings for 'remix'

“Developers and designers are being encouraged to come up with innovative ways of using TV and radio schedules by taking part in a BBC competition. The competition, announced at the Open Tech conference in London, has been organised by the BBC’s developer network.

Backstage lets people remix the BBC’s content to make new applications. The latest content release is seven-day listings information for TV and radio, in a format called TV Anytime.”

some links added

So, when’s YLE going to release their schedules like this?

Spread Firefox Attacked

“As you’ve no doubt noticed, we’ve been down for a few days. We took the site down to investigate an attack on the site. It appears that a part of Spread Firefox was hacked in an attempt to use it to send out spam. It doesn’t look like the attacker accessed any personal data on the site, but to be safe, we’re encouraging all of our users to log in and change their passwords. If you have an account with Spread Firefox, you probably received an email about this with instructions for updating your password.”

Spread Firefox via MozillaZine

What is mp3act?


“The mp3act digital music system is designed to be a central location for your digital music collection and a means to easily organize and listen to your digital media through your stereo, over a local network, or anywhere in the world. No more shuffling through hundreds of compact discs to find that one song you want to hear. mp3act contains a ton of great features that allow you to listen to your music anywhere at anytime. […] mp3act is available entirely for free and can be used on any Linux distribution with the Apache web server, PHP4, and MySQL database installed. Installation is simple and the requirements are minimal.” via Juha

BBC Open Source

“This site provides information about and links to BBC open source projects. It lists projects developed by the BBC where the source code has been released as open source. The site doesn’t cover the many open source projects to which the BBC has contributed, but only those that the BBC has initiated and managed itself.”

BBC via The Open Source Weblog

Where’s the open source repository of YLE?

What, they have none?! For shame!