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Deployment of applications

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daddyhop
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Hi all,

I'm getting up to speed on and I have a huge question about deployment. In the OpenCable Platform Starter Kit document, it was disclosed that there's a great desire for alot of new and innovative applications to be created for the platform.

My burning question however, is who will handle the application deployments? Will the set-top boxes act like J2ME cellphones where users can download and provision their own applications? Or will the OCAP developers need to work with the providers in order to market, sell, and get approvals to get the apps on the boxes?

Does anyone know the deployment model for apps?

Bruce

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mmalcy
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You are going to need to go through a provider. As you can imagine people depend on their STB or TV to work all the time and having applications that have not been tested or approved that might damage or inhibit the performance of the box would be detrimental to their business