From a link from the BBC homepage... "The BBC Executive has asked the BBC Trust for permission to develop a joint venture to promote a standards based open environment for internet connected television devices, otherwise known as ‘Project Canvas’. For consumers this would enable subscription-free access to on-demand television services and other internet-based content, through a broadband connected digital device. The Trust has determined that Canvas is a non-service activity. Whilst a full Public Value Test is not appropriate, a rigorous evidence-based assessment, including an analysis of public value and market impact will be undertaken. This will involve public consultation, where we invite industry stakeholders, audience groups and licence fee payers to comment on proposals." http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbctrust/consult/open_consultations/canvas.html In very plain English, what is this and what will it do?