The Venice Project is using Mozilla technology

The much hyped "Venice Project" which is:

The Venice Project is code name for new venture of Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis (founders of Skype). The pair plans to develop software for distributing TV shows and other forms of video over the Web using peer-to-peer technology. Working under the code name "The Venice Project," Zennstrom and Friis have assembled teams of top software developers in about a half-dozen cities around the world, including New York, London, and Leiden. The teams are currently in negotiations with TV networks, although it's not clear whether any agreements have been reached.

is using Mozilla open source technology. The P2P client which will deliver the TV, will be based on XULRunner and will be available on the same platforms as XULRunner supports Windows, Mac and Linux. Super cool to see that a post dotcom company with a huge potential like The Venice Project is using Mozilla technology. Way to go Mozilla people and community! Also credit to another Mozilla Dane in the project Allan Beaufour Larsen.

November 21, 2006 06:12 PM | Posted in Mozilla


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Dude, I'm from Leiden! Cool!

Are the names of the people from Leiden published?

(Sorry for spamming the comments)

Site icon Comment by Basje at November 21, 2006 08:41 PM | Permalink

First RIAA press release headline on the subject:

Firefox = Bittorrent ( = Bin Laden )

Site icon Comment by Mark Dowling at November 21, 2006 10:11 PM | Permalink

I'm hiding in Leiden most of the time, and a bit of surfing on LinkedIn, Flickr, etc. would probably reveal some more names :)

Site icon Comment by beaufour [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 22, 2006 10:30 AM | Permalink

I hope the bittorrent support code will head back to the main XULRunner.

Comment by Ian at November 22, 2006 11:50 AM | Permalink

Awesome, great to see Xulrunner getting used in so many apps these days.

Does anyone know how this is different from the Democracy player? Besides secure content I guess is what I'm asking.

Site icon Comment by Jed at November 22, 2006 07:59 PM | Permalink

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