Anybody could explain me what is going on with Brazilian DTV?
Recently, I read Sun Microsystems And SBTVD Forum To Develop Open-Source Java Solution For Brazil's Digital TV System. Ok, looks like a nice news, but is there any reader that could explain me what is really going on?
I will try summarise my point of view, because I am not an expert on it. Brazilian open source middleware, called Ginga, is divided in two main parts: Ginga-ncl, which is uses a Brazilian scripting language called Lua (much used in embedded systems and games) and Ginga-j, which is supposed to be the Java stuff. As far as I know, Ginga-j is compatible with GEM (Globally Executable MHP) and it was having licenses and royalties problems. Also, it was being said that Ginga-j was open source, but things are not really clear, otherwise, probably, I would not being post this entry... how can you drive an open source project without clearity? Where can I download all the stuff? Where is the roadmap? So, Sun published that will help Forum do Sistema Brasileiro de TV Digital Terrestre (Forum SBTVD) to create a new plataform that will take place at Ginga. The announcement says that this platform will be compatible with Ginga, so is it a replacement for Ginga-j? How will be that?
Hope anybody could elucidate us.