Posted by brunogh
on February 16, 2009 at 9:13 AM PST
After a lot of royalty issues in the Brazilian middleware Java subsystem (Ginga-J), Sun has helped SBDTV Forum and released Java DTV specification.
After almost one year , Brazil's Digital Television Forum (SBTVD) has finally fixed the royalty confusion with Sun's help. We now have a royalty-free/open source specification that substitutes the GEM API in the Brazilian middleware Java subsystem (Ginga-J). This specification seems to be using LWUIT for the UI. Download the javadoc here .
I do still have a few questions. How this specification will evolve since it is not standardized as a JSR in the JCP? Is there any tools/emulators to play with the specification? OpenGinga ?
Finally, congrats for the people that have worked on that. Open source did one more point! You can check the announcement in portuguese here and find a nice recap in this Rob Glidden's blog entry .
Disclaimer: This post - and all the old and new ones - express my own opinion and does not reflect the opinion of my actual employee.