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From "Mattmann, Chris A (388J)" <chris.a.mattm...@jpl.nasa.gov>
Subject Re: [VOTE] DeviceMap to join the Apache incubator
Date Thu, 29 Dec 2011 17:59:07 GMT
+1 from me (binding).

Cheers,
Chris

On Dec 29, 2011, at 8:05 AM, Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:

> 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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Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Senior Computer Scientist
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 171-266B, Mailstop: 171-246
Email: chris.a.mattmann@nasa.gov
WWW:   http://sunset.usc.edu/~mattmann/
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Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA
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