StreetFire Sound Labs open-sources CD music

Posted by dave on Feb 13, 2005 11:30 PM EDT
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"The open source community is the ultimate marketing focus group," says entrepreneur Stephen Street, whose latest venture, StreetFire Sound Labs, is taking on traditional stereo equipment manufacturers in the "living room war" over home media equipment. StreetFire's first product, the fully open source RBX1600 personal music server, debuted in the fourth quarter of 2004. The big difference between StreetFire's $750 server and proprietary systems: "We want people to hack our box," says Street. "You know the people hacking their Tivos and running Linux on their Xboxes? We love those guys!"

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