Universal Control - source code now on github

To follow up releasing our Universal Control API specification [1], I am  
very pleased to announce that we have now released the source code for  
some of our prototypes. The code is available now from github [2].

Specifically, we are releasing:

  * a MythTV based implementation of the Universal Control Server

  * a simple web based client that lets you change channels and
    look at now/next programme metadata

Most of the code is licensed under the Apache 2 Licence, with the  
exception of components that link with MythTV which are licensed under GPL  
v2 (to comply with MythTV's licensing).

We have been continuing to iterate our spec and this code therefore  
implements a slightly later revision (v0.6) than that we have published  
before [3]. We hope to make that new version available publicly and freely  

We hope that this can provide useful inspiration in the development of  
specifications in this area by the Home Network TF and other groups.


[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-web-and-tv/2011Mar/0013.html
[2] http://github.com/bbcrd/UCMythTV/wiki
[3] http://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/publications/whitepaper194.shtml

| Matt Hammond
| Research Engineer, BBC R&D, Centre House, London
| http://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/

Received on Wednesday, 6 April 2011 15:06:29 UTC