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From "Andreas Kuckartz" <A.Kucka...@ping.de>
Subject Re: [VOTE] DeviceMap to join the Apache incubator
Date Thu, 29 Dec 2011 21:35:33 GMT
+1 (non-binding)

Cheers,
Andreas

Am 29.12.2011 17:05, schrieb Bertrand Delacretaz:
> Hi Incubator PMC members (*),
>
> I've just reviewed the "[PROPOSAL] Apache DeviceMap..." thread and I
> think all relevant issues have been adressed now.
>
> Let's cast your votes to accept DeviceMap as an incubating project,
> proposal is at http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/DeviceMapProposal and
> copied below as well:
>
> [ ] +1 approve DeviceMap as an incubating project.
> [ ] -1 reject (explaining why)
> [ ] +/- 0 don't care.
>
> This majority vote is open for at least 72 hours.
>
> Here's my +1.
>
> -Bertrand
>
> (*) although only votes from Incubator PMC members are binding,
> anybody is welcome to cast a vote
>
>
> *** DeviceMap proposal ***
> == Abstract ==
>
> Apache DeviceMap is a data repository containing device information,
> images and other relevant information for all sorts of mobile devices,
> e.g. smartphones and tablets.
>
> While the focus is initially on that data, APIs will also be created
> to use and manage it.
>
> == Proposal ==
>
> Apache DeviceMap allows users to access a wide array of technical
> specifications, images and other artifacts related to mobile devices.
> Typical mobile devices include smartphones and tablets, such as:
>
>  * Android devices from multiple vendors
>  * Apple’s iPhone and iPad family of devices
>  * !BlackBerry devices
>  * Windows Phone devices from multiple vendors
>  * Symbian devices
>  * Devices with a small marketshare running Bada, Tizen, WebOS etc.
>
> The list of Apache DeviceMap devices remains open to other device
> types, as the mobile sector is a highly dynamic marketplace and new
> device forms may surface which may not too well fit into a smartphone
> / tablet matrix, e.g. ChromeOS Devices.
>
> == Repository Data ==
>
> The exact structure of the repository data will be defined as the
> project progresses.
>
> At the moment we envision storing user agent strings and/or regular
> expressions, properties similar to CSS Media Queries, images of the
> actual devices, other attributes similar to what’s in UAPROF
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UAProf) for example, per-country market
> share data, etc.
>
> Modern mobile applications often do not need very detailed device
> data, so we will concentrate, at least initially, on basic device
> features as used in html5 websites.
>
> The W3C’s Mobile Web Initiative specs
> (http://www.w3.org/2005/MWI/DDWG/) will also be evaluated for use in
> DeviceMap.
>
> == Background ==
>
> The initial motivation for Apache DeviceMap is to provide an open
> repository of mobile device data, available to the general public
> according to the Apache License.
>
> == Rationale ==
>
> We propose an open and community driven repository containing mobile
> device data, thereby allowing for analysis of device capabilities and
> feature sets. This is beneficial on several fronts, be it for software
> developers, stakeholders/decision makers or analysts.
>
> == Initial Goals ==
>
>  * Define what form of data is valuable/required to setup a good
> working repository
>  * Define what image sets are valuable/required
>  * Define a data retention policy, meaning when should data be purged
>  * Collect existing data and setup simple procedures for users to
> contribute and validate such data.
>
> == Current Status ==
>
> Proposal has been
> [[http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-general/201112.mbox/%3CCAEWfVJkuv5qmb%2B8JXuF%3D3Zx4dsUNXoMMRKLWpZu4Eh%3D9-vJESg%40mail.gmail.com%3E|discussed]]
> on the Incubator general list, vote is ongoing there now (TODO add
> link).
>
> == Community ==
>
> This project will form a new community, driven by the initial
> committers listed below. We hope and feel that Apache DeviceMap will
> draw interest and its community will broaden.
>
> == Known Risks ==
>
> For device images and other data, we’ll need to define acceptance
> criteria and traceability rules similar to what Apache uses for code,
> to avoid any legal issues.
>
> Gathering data of any sort is a potential sensitive area and may
> require good public communication or even public relation activities.
>
> == Initial Source ==
>
> The [[http://OpenDDR.org|OpenDDR.org]] team will donate their existing
> source code to the DeviceMap podling.
>
> == Initial Committers ==
>
>  * Philip Jespersen - philip.jespersen (at) terria (dot) com
>  * Bertrand Delacretaz - bdelacretaz (at) apache (dot) org
>  * Christian Stocker - chregu (at) liip.ch
>  * Scott Wilson - scottbw (at) apache (dot) org
>  * Sylvain Wallez - sylvain (at) apache (dot) org
>  * Andrew Savory - asavory (at) apache (dot) org
>  * Nils Dehl - nils.dehl (at) dkd (dot) de
>  * Brian !LeRoux - brian (at) apache (dot) org
>  * Stefano Andreani - s.andreani (at) opentecheng (dot) com
>  * Alessandro Bellucci - a.bellucci (at) opentecheng (dot) com
>  * Werner Keil - werner (at) openddr (dot) org
>  * Tim Fernando - info (at) timfernando (dot) com
>
> == Required Resources ==
>
> === Mailing lists ===
>  * devicemap-dev @ incubator.apache.org
>  * devicemap-commits @ incubator.apache.org
>  * devicemap-private @ incubator.apache.org
>
> === Subversion Directory ===
> http://svn.apache.org/repos/incubator/devicemap
>
> === Issue Tracking ===
> DMAP project in JIRA.
>
> == Sponsors ==
>
> === Champion ===
> Bertrand Delacretaz
>
> === Nominated Mentors ===
>  * Sylvain Wallez
>  * Kevan Miller
>  * Bertrand Delacretaz
>
> === Sponsoring Entity ===
> Incubator PMC
>
> *** DeviceMap proposal ends ***
>
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