[mythtv-users] Official Update on Zap2it DataDirect replacement status

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Thu Jul 12 10:38:02 UTC 2007

On 7/11/07, Chris Petersen <lists at forevermore.net> wrote:
> Greetings from the newly-formed team at Easy TV Data,
> This organization was formed by members of various software projects in
> response to the announcement from Zap2it Labs that they will be
> discontinuing the free TV listings service that they have been providing
> to the non-commercial free and open source communities for the last 3+
> years.
> We know that many of you are waiting on the edge of your seats to find
> out what's going on behind the scenes here, and we're just as excited to
> tell you, but we can't give you many details while we are still involved
> in negotiations. We can, however, let you know that we are actively
> working on a solution that will provide what we hope will be a smooth
> transition away from Zap2it Labs by the September 1 deadline. We will
> release more details as soon as we are able to do so, so please keep an
> eye on http://easytvdata.org/ for updates.
> In the mean time, we are in need of a good lawyer who is familiar with
> business contracts and federal nonprofit law (preferably someone willing
> to work pro bono, at least initially). We are also looking for a good
> accountant (we are registered in Washington State) to help with any
> eventual financial/tax paperwork. If you are qualified and willing to
> help, please contact us at http://easytvdata.org/contact.php .
> Thanks for sticking with us,
> The Easy TV Data Board:
> Isaac Richards, Chairman  (MythTV)
> Robert Eden               (XMLTV)
> Daniel Kristjansson       (MythTV)
> Kevin Odorczyk            (MacProgGuide)
> Chris Petersen            (Mythtv)

Thanks for the update, Chris!

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