WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K
                                 CURRENT REPORT
     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

        Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): July 14, 2005

                             LIBERATE TECHNOLOGIES
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

           Delaware                   000-26565                  94-3245315

 (State or other jurisdiction      (Commission File            (IRS Employer
       of incorporation)               Number)               Identification No.)

    2655 Campus Drive, Suite 250, San Mateo, California                94403
       (Address of principal executive offices)                      (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code             (650) 645-4000

         (Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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Item 1.01         Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

         On July 14, 2005, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors
of Liberate Technologies, a Delaware corporation (the "Registrant") approved
the payment of a one-time discretionary cash bonus in recognition of employment
performance to nine of the Registrant's remaining employees including
executives, finance and administrative staff in the aggregate amount of
$1,480,000. Specifically, the Compensation Committee approved cash bonus
payments to the following executive officers: $325,000 to each of David
Lockwood, Chief Executive Officer, Gregory Wood, Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer, and Patrick Nguyen, Executive Vice President of
Corporate Development, and $200,000 to Phil Vachon, President - Liberate


         Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                          LIBERATE TECHNOLOGIES

                                          By:   /s/ Patrick Nguyen
                                          Name:    Patrick Nguyen
                                          Title:   Executive Vice President
                                                   of Corporate Development

Date:  July 20, 2005