The Digital Media Project

 

Source

Philip Merrill

 

Title

TRU #70 to run applications of one's choice

No.

040216merrill02

 

Name:

Philip Merrill

Affiliation/additional information:

Active Contributor, Pasadena, California

Date submitted:

2004/02/16

 

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Criteria

Description

1.

Name of TRU

TRU to run applications of one's choice

2.

Summary description of TRU

traditionally users have enjoyed the possibility to run any types of application that was available on their PCs

3.

Use records of TRU

FCC Chairman Powell on Feb 8 said, "consumers should be able to run applications of their choice. As with access to content, consumers have come to expect that they can generally run whatever applications they want. Again, such applications are critical to continuing the digital broadband migration because they can drive the demand that fuels deployment. Applications developers must remain confident that their products will continue to work without interference from other companies. No one can know for sure which "killer" applications will emerge to drive deployment of the next generation high-speed technologies. Thus, I challenge all facets of the industry to let the market work and allow consumers to run applications unless they exceed service plan limitations or harm the providerís network. "

4.

Nature of TRU

Put forward in a speech by Michael K. Powell, Chairman of the FCC at the Silicon Flatirons Symposium February 8, 2004 http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-243556A1.doc

5.

Benefits of TRU

Recommended for consumers to demand from their choice of broadband service provider

6.

Possible digital support

In the DMP scope, a primary concern for application availability and viability for its processing in whatever runtime environment might be available is specifying the operating environment applications have to comply to. Specifying and documenting this is an important responsibility that should proceed with some participation from representatives of the application development community.

7.

Requirements

Determine to what extent the specifications for this are part of the RQ phase versus the conformance phase.

Provide guidance for applications developers to fit seamlessly into DMP platform capabilities

8.

References