Miro Internet TV Blog - Archive for August, 2006

Democracy instead of cable TV

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

We’re hearing from more and more people who are using Democracy Player to replace traditional TV. With 600 channels in the Channel Guide, making the switch gets better every day. Here’s an email we got to our MySpace account yesterday:

“I just moved to a new city for grad school, and I’m really broke. Broke enough not to get cable (also broke enough to have to borrow my generous/unwitting neighbor’s wifi). Democracy has become my new primary TV out of necessity, but I can’t imagine going back to having so little choice in what I see.”

I knew that MySpace page would come in handy. (be our friend!)

0.9 Testing Versions

Friday, August 25th, 2006

We have just put public testing versions of Democracy Player 0.9 onto our nightlies page. We would love your help testing and reporting any bugs you find. Keep in mind that these versions are definitely buggy and are not intended for typical use. Democracy Player testing versions.

Update: we’ve updated the builds at the page above, so if you’re trying them out, get a new version. Release candidate coming soon.

Hiring: Business Development Director

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

As Democracy Player continues to progress and build users, we are looking for ways to build new revenue sources that can support development of the project and our organization as a whole. Mozilla has been able to make deals around Firefox to support their work, and while we’re nowhere near that level of popularity, we need to start exploring options that can help us grow.

We need someone with business development experience to lead this effort. Do you know anyone?

Here’s the job description: Business Development Director Wanted.

Milo Appears

Monday, August 21st, 2006

This morning, a new baby burst into the life of Luc (Democracy’s Parisian developer) and his wife Claire. The delivery was ‘absolutely flawless’ and they now have a gorgeous boy named Milo. Take a look at this fresh fellow:

More pictures!

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