[DC LoCo] Linux Today: TV-B-Gone: Not Your Average Open Source Success Story

Kevin Cole kjcole at ubuntu.com
Wed Nov 5 12:43:11 GMT 2008

While perhaps not as exciting as election results, today's "Linux Today"
features an article " TV-B-Gone: Not Your Average Open Source Success
Story". Although not strictly an Ubuntu LoCo story, the connection here is
that Mitch Altman, the inventor of TV-B-Gone came to HacDC to teach us how
to build "Brain Machines" and after I got mine working, I bought a
TV-B-Gone off of him. ;-)

Story at:


TV-B-Gone: Not Your Average Open Source Success Story
Nov 5, 2008, 12 :04 UTC (0 Talkback[s]) (95 reads)
(Other stories by Sam Dean)

[ Thanks to sakgarg for this link. ]

> "Hacks increased the product's popularity, resulting in more
> sales and more people around the world experiencing the
> satisfaction of turning off TVs," he says. "Also, since there
> was an army of TV-B-Goners who emailed me with ideas on how
> to improve upon my initial design, the next versions of
> TV-B-Gone remotes were considerably better than the original."

(Link to complete story)


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