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From Fabian Christ <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Apache DeviceMap, a data repository and APIs for mobile device information
Date Wed, 28 Dec 2011 11:17:21 GMT

Sounds like a cool and really useful idea.

- Fabian

Am 27. Dezember 2011 17:10 schrieb Bertrand Delacretaz <>:
> Hi James,
> On Mon, Dec 26, 2011 at 6:28 PM, James Rosewell <> wrote:
>> ...Would device data licensed under the Mozilla Public License be
>> compatible with the aims of this Proposal? If so you may wish to
>> evaluate which provides device data under the
>> Mozilla Public License in addition to a premium paid for data set...
> I think DeviceMap will want to control its device data, so using
> external data sets on which we have no control is probably not the
> best option. Supporting various data sets, however, might be
> interesting to allow comparisons, as some data sets might be more
> suitable to certain types of applications.
> I would also encourage people who manage their own data set, as you
> seem to be doing, in joining forces with DeviceMap on test suites for
> those data sets. Sharing (anonymized) lists of user-agent values that
> people see on their websites in different markets, for example, can be
> very useful in testing.
>> the free and premium data set is already integrated into the Apache
>> Mobile Filter ( A clean sheet
>> was used when creating this solution avoiding the possible issues
>> referred to in earlier posts....
> Cool.
>> ...You should also consider the matching approach you'll be using early in
>> the design stage as this is linked to the device data being used and the
>> methods used to maintain the device data. includes
>> matching logic in the data set....
> Ok - various strategies for matching devices to their data are
> definitely in scope for DeviceMap, so if you want to join the
> devicemap developers list once it's announced (here, once the podling
> is voted in) to discuss this in more detail you're very welcome!
> -Bertrand
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