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From Werner Keil <>
Subject Re: Crowd Sourcing Data
Date Wed, 06 May 2015 11:29:30 GMT
Maybe you could label a special thread with [DISCUSS] on such topic?;-)

On Wed, May 6, 2015 at 12:52 PM, Volkan Yazıcı <>

> Hi all,
> For the last couple of weeks I had time to add new devices to our data
> repository. In this pursuit, I was disappointed to see that the very same
> "organized" data exists in multiple locations on the web (some proprietary,
> some public accessible). One such candidate that took my attention
> particularly is Wikipedia. It provides really decent and up-to-date
> information for various devices. (See
> Category:Android_(operating_system)_devices
> <
> >.)
> As far as I am concerned, no individual group can keep up with the speed of
> masses, where Wikipedia is a common representative example of this claim.
> So I want to startle a discussion for the following scheme.
>    1. Organize existing data on Wikipedia to form a certain structured
>    device tree anthology. For this purpose we can employ particular section
>    names (custom wiki syntax?) to represent parent/child relationship.
>    2. Move all existing device data to Wikipedia in a certain structured
>    form.
>    3. Write a crawler/script to translate data into DDR format.
>    4. Expose daily DDR snapshots.
> I believe, by following such a scheme, we can just focus on the structural
> organization issues and client development, and take advantage of the
> community for the improvement of the repository. Getting in touch with
> Wikimedia Foundation to create a separate Wikimedia project for this
> initiative is also an alternative and aligned approach.
> Long story short, DDR is increasing as it has never been in the past. And I
> anticipate this trend to exponentially climb up in the future.
> Particularly, more and more players are joining to the market with the
> availability of custom mobile devices on top of cutting-edge silicon
> hardware, e.g., OnePlus <>. Hence, crowd sourcing such
> an effort will bring us a huge benefit and relief.
> Comments?
> Best.

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