November 14, 2008

iRex DR1000 eBook reader community development kicks in

Over at the iRex company blog you can read in this post that explains how just after a week of them releasing their full-source-code to the open source community, they have seen the first "community developed" application (FBReader) released for the DR1000 eBook reader.

iRex are pushing a radically different model for their software platform with their recent open sourcing of their code, and it will be interesting to see:-
  • how many, and which, applications get developed outside of iRex
  • how iRex will handle rolling some of them back into the core platform they release or manage
  • how they affect the iRex Illiad reading experience, if you have many different applications on it with different user interaction models, layouts etc.
  • will it make anyone else consider taking this route? I can't see Sony doing it somehow.
Watch this space and I'll inform of developments.


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