I hate to dig up old junk, but whilst searching for info, this is the most up to date info I could find, or rather lack of.
What is the current situation with crystal HD. Is it fully open source? (Driver, libraries etc) under Linux? Or does one still need some blob (firmware) or library?
I am aware of this statement from broadcom:
"To encourage the development of Linux media player applications using our HD video decoders, Broadcom is releasing the Linux kernel driver source code under the GNU General Public License (GPL), version 2 as well as application and library source code on a royalty-free basis under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL), version 2.1, as published by the Free Software Foundation."