TiVo Granted Patents on Digital Video Recording Technology
Slashdot is reporting that TiVo has been granted a number of patents on Personal Video Recording. We really like this product. After using it on a daily basis for more than a year, and seeing the vendor's commitment to enhance its usefulness, it's clear that they deserve patent protection for their ability to reduce hard disk-based video recording to something that's as easy to use as a microwave oven.
The most interesting comment added to the Slashdot article discussion so far is the one pointing to the section of the TiVo Web Site where they publish the TiVo-developed enhancements to the Linux PowerPC Kernel. Although the link appears in a question about the UltimateTV system (a competing PVR system from Microsoft), the comment praises TiVo for its commitment to OpenSource.