Comcast is dedicating an undetermined amount of money to third-party developers with the launch of its Technology R&D Fund. In a recent blog, the company said the fund will support long-term research “of mutual interest to Comcast and the research community.” It also will fund open source software development. In addition to financial support, Comcast will offer researchers access to network data and its own network of engineers. Initial grant recipients include a new open home gateway forum focusing on developing open source-based home gateway software.

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