Hillcrest makes TV browser available to open-source community

Hillcrest Labs has said it will provide its Kylo web browser to the open-source community for TV source code under the Mozilla Public License (MPL) 2.0.

Kylo is a free, Mozilla-based TV browser designed for viewing online content on connected TVs that is compatible with the Mac OS and Windows. Hillcrest will provide the Kylo source code to enable developers to create new and different versions that extend its features and enables new uses, the company said. The company said developers can copy, modify and redistribute the Kylo platform and source code without a separate commercial license, and without paying royalties or fees. Hillcrest said it would remain active in the future development and support of the Kylo browser for TV.