From Server Room to Living Room TiVo CTO perspective on Linux. Closing remarks:
"The evolution of open source has been remarkable since Richard Stallman proposed the concept. Today, many open source projects are recognized as high-quality undertakings, often exceeding the quality of commercial offerings while providing greater performance and more features. This comes naturally from the open nature of the source code, where many developers can study the code, find and fix flaws, and validate the security and proper operation of the code for production use.
Open source has been beneficial to TiVo and will continue to be in the foreseeable future. Careful management of our sources to abide by the terms of the GNU General Public License while protecting our proprietary developments is a small price to pay for this benefit."