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From Fabian Christ <christ.fab...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] DeviceMap to join the Apache incubator
Date Thu, 29 Dec 2011 22:01:05 GMT
+1 (non binding)

Am 29. Dezember 2011 22:52 schrieb Kevan Miller <kevan.miller@gmail.com>:
> +1 (binding)
>
> --kevan
>
> On Dec 29, 2011, at 11:05 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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