Sony’s Networked Application Platform is a project designed to
leverage the open source community to build and evolve the next
generation application framework for consumer electronic
The foundation upon which this project is base comes from the
GNUstep community, whose origin dates back to the OpenStep
standard developed by NeXT Computer Inc (now Apple Computer Inc.).
While Apple has continued to update their specification in the
form of Cocoa and Mac OS X, the GNUstep branch of the tree has