NDS, manufacturer of coding systems for DVB systems thwart linux set-top-box manufacturer Dream multimedia.
End last year NDS visited Dream multimedia with the request to close the open source close software and to remove the network connection from their products.
Now NDS goes as the President of ETSI (European organisation for standardisation of information and communication technologies) a considerable step further.
ETSI refuses a CSA (Common Scrambling Algorithm) licention to Dream multimedia.
NDS have an unhealthily large finger in the pulp at ETSI and can therefore ensure that a licention is entirely wrongfully refused.
Now it is unfortunately this way that a manufacturer the ETSI licention necessary the CSA encryption have been possible implement.
This implementation is necessary for a receiver to let it work under the DVB standard .
Without ETSI licention there is no authorisation for use of this source code and the implementation of the CSA.
IBM, manufacturer of the processors from the DM7000, DM5620, DM500 and DM7020 may under the pressure from NDS not sell any processor to Dream multimedia.
This Becouse they dont have a ETSI licention anymore.
The same game becomes played with (new) the manufacturer of the processors who Dream multimedia will use in the coming models DM7025 and DM8000.
This is of course an outrageous development and a slap in the face of the open source community.
NDS can be refuse therefore commercial interests in an organisation such as ETSI entirely wrongfully a licention to a manufacturer.
ETSI can not refuse Dream multimedia their licention, on the basis of their admission requirements Dream multimedia satisfy to all ETSIconditions.