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From Werner Keil <>
Subject Re: Data 2.0 and "lack of license" (was: Data 2.0 gone?)
Date Tue, 11 Aug 2015 11:22:31 GMT

Leaving Reza's social skills or experience aside, looking at the 2.0 data
and the GitHub project he spawned off, it is relatively clear, what he aims
to archive would clearly have exceeded the scope and purpose of DeviceMap.
A "universal DSL for pattern matching based on JSON files" sort of gets it
I'd say. Especially the "reference" data content which is used by the TCK
(molded together with actual client and its command line interface we know
from Java Client 1.0) pretty much contains "apples vs. oranges" rather than
actual device data or a subset.

Some of this seems to make sense, but trying to define an engine and spec
to cover all sorts of data rather than trying to optimize it for device
recognition is not what DeviceMap was created for.

Users are more bugged by missing devices or a mis-detected OS version
despite the UA providing clues ever since. They don't really care, if the
same pattern matching algorithm could also detect container ships or cattle
aside from their devices.



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