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Little Black Box

Postby Charbs » May 6th, 2013, 9:31 am

Does anyone have this box?

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How does it compare to the Xios?
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Re: Little Black Box

Postby aasoror » May 6th, 2013, 11:04 am

How long do you see a company promoting a box for the sole usage of one of the most legally concerning XBMC addons ever made is going to last ? ;)

sorry had to remove the product link.
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Re: Little Black Box

Postby Charbs » May 6th, 2013, 11:16 am

Sorry about that link. You're right. It's the wrong one.

This is the official site for the product that promotes only xbmc.

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Hopefully this link won't violate any rules. If so. Sorry again. But seems ok to me.
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Re: Little Black Box

Postby aasoror » May 6th, 2013, 11:35 am

ok had to remove the link to prevent back links, any way, its more than clear from the title what the product is.
Its just another M3 box (4GB NAND), running XBMC-Linux (oh they forgot to acknowledge Pivos for that :lol: )
Same old, Same old .. (nice remote though).
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Re: Little Black Box

Postby j1nx » May 8th, 2013, 2:28 am

aasoror » May 6th, 2013, 7:35 pm wrote:ok had to remove the link to prevent back links, any way, its more than clear from the title what the product is.
Its just another M3 box (4GB NAND), running XBMC-Linux (oh they forgot to acknowledge Pivos for that :lol: )
Same old, Same old .. (nice remote though).

About getting old :D ;)
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Do we still thank Edison for the lightbulb :P

Amlogic: Thanks to Pivos -> who thanks XBMC -> who thanks Frodo -> who thanks ....

Don't get me wrong, but by releasing the source code (opensource) THAT IS the acknowledgement. That being said, Pivos will benefit from it as it basically means another source of development, bug hunts etc. and of course I really appreciate Pivos stepping onto the ice in relation with opensource in commercial projects.

That is the power of opensource. 8-)

As I am involved in that particular project I really do feel this could be the prove that opensource in commercial aspects DOES work, by beneficial co-existance. (but the future will tell ....)
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Re: Little Black Box

Postby toys4me » May 8th, 2013, 8:16 am

j1nx » May 8th, 2013, 1:28 am wrote:About getting old :D ;)
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Do we still thank Edison for the lightbulb :P

Amlogic: Thanks to Pivos -> who thanks XBMC -> who thanks Frodo -> who thanks ....

Don't get me wrong, but by releasing the source code (opensource) THAT IS the acknowledgement. That being said, Pivos will benefit from it as it basically means another source of development, bug hunts etc. and of course I really appreciate Pivos stepping onto the ice in relation with opensource in commercial projects.

That is the power of opensource. 8-)

As I am involved in that particular project I really do feel this could be the prove that opensource in commercial aspects DOES work, by beneficial co-existance. (but the future will tell ....)


The future of commercial opensource depends on commercial entities adopting a model where if they profit from someones work, that they acknowledge it, and contribute back to it. And that the source project benefits from the existance of the commercial entity. So far I see Pivos following that model in spades. I have yet to see any of the other xbmc "box" manufacturers comming close to following that model. The little black box might be different but only time will tell. So far all I have seen from the other clone boxes is the companies adopting the leach model where they take from others work and contribute nothing to improve the core project that they freely profit from.
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Re: Little Black Box

Postby Charbs » May 8th, 2013, 8:22 am

I just really like the remote. Wish pivos offered a similar rf qwerty. That's the one main selling point for me with the little black box.
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Re: Little Black Box

Postby j1nx » May 9th, 2013, 12:50 am

toys4me » May 8th, 2013, 4:16 pm wrote:The future of commercial opensource depends on commercial entities adopting a model where if they profit from someones work, that they acknowledge it, and contribute back to it. And that the source project benefits from the existance of the commercial entity. So far I see Pivos following that model in spades. I have yet to see any of the other xbmc "box" manufacturers comming close to following that model. The little black box might be different but only time will tell. So far all I have seen from the other clone boxes is the companies adopting the leach model where they take from others work and contribute nothing to improve the core project that they freely profit from.


To not get misunderstood. ^^^ That is what I meant ;)

TLBB is at the beginning and not yet to show the money. It is a commercial product derived from the community builds. That community already had provided some small patches to the pivos sources. This will offcourse continue and grow.

So in short; I hope in about 6 months from now, we can pull a finger to the big players in the world saying; You see, opensource works.

(yes that means you also have those others...taking, taking, taking...)
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