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DeviceMap

21 Dec 2016

Terminate the Apache DeviceMap Project

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache DeviceMap
 project has chosen by vote to recommend moving the project to the
 Attic; and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors deems it no longer in the best
 interest of the Foundation to continue the Apache DeviceMap project
 due to inactivity;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Apache DeviceMap project is
 hereby terminated; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Attic PMC be and hereby is tasked with oversight
 over the software developed by the Apache DeviceMap Project; and be it
 further

 RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, Apache DeviceMap" is
 hereby terminated; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Apache DeviceMap PMC is hereby terminated.

 Special Order 7D, Terminate the Apache DeviceMap Project, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

16 Nov 2016

Terminate the Apache DeviceMap Project

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache DeviceMap
 project has chosen by vote to recommend moving the project to the
 Attic; and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors deems it no longer in the best
 interest of the Foundation to continue the Apache DeviceMap project
 due to inactivity;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Apache DeviceMap project is
 hereby terminated; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Attic PMC be and hereby is tasked with oversight
 over the software developed by the Apache DeviceMap Project; and be it
 further

 RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, Apache DeviceMap" is
 hereby terminated; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Apache DeviceMap PMC is hereby terminated.

 Special Order 7D, Terminate the Apache DeviceMap Project, was
 tabled.

16 Nov 2016 [Radu Cotescu / Marvin]

 Description:
 Device Data Repository and classification API (established November 2014)

Activity:
 Bertrand Delacretaz resigned from DeviceMap's PMC, leaving the PMC with only
 two members. Therefore, we request moving the project to Attic [0].

Health report:
 2 PMC members left. The project is not viable any more.

 Terminate the Apache DeviceMap Project

      WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache DeviceMap
      project has chosen by vote to recommend moving the project to the
      Attic; and

      WHEREAS, the Board of Directors deems it no longer in the best
      interest of the Foundation to continue the Apache DeviceMap project
      due to inactivity;

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Apache DeviceMap
      project is hereby terminated; and be it further

      RESOLVED, that the Attic PMC be and hereby is tasked with
      oversight over the software developed by the Apache DeviceMap
      Project; and be it further

      RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, Apache DeviceMap" is
      hereby terminated; and be it further

      RESOLVED, that the Apache DeviceMap PMC is hereby terminated.

PMC changes:
 Currently 2 PMC members, after processing's Bertrand Delacretaz's
 resignation.

Committer base changes:
 Currently 13 committers.
 No new committers added in the last 3 months
 Last committer addition was Volkan Yazici at Thu Apr 23 2015

Releases:
  Last release was devicemap-client-vbnet 1.0.1 on Thu Oct 01 2015


JIRA activity:
 6 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 8 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months


[0] - https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/4ab7605e3bacb2a180edd9be8b343b300ea1db99b45362b95cd37339@%3Cdev.devicemap.apache.org%3E

@Marvin: Follow up with possible termination of the project

17 Aug 2016 [Radu Cotescu / Isabel]

## Description:
 - Device Data Repository and classification API (established November 2014)

## Issues:
 - There are no issues requiring board attention at this time

## Activity:
 - The project's activity decreased drastically after the PMC had reached the
  minimal viable number of PMC members.

## Health report:
 - The project is still minimally viable, with 3 active PMC members, but at
  risk if anyone leaves without new PMC members being elected.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 3 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Bertrand Delacretaz on Wed Nov 19 2014

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 13 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Volkan Yazici at Thu Apr 23 2015

## Releases:

 - No releases in the past 3 months

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@devicemap.apache.org:
    - 58 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 24 emails sent to list (21 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

 - 0 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 6 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

18 May 2016 [Radu Cotescu / Chris]

Description:
Device Data Repository and classification API (established November 2014)

Issues:
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time

Activity:
The project's activity decreased drastically after the PMC had reached the
minimal viable number of PMC members.

Health report:
The project is still minimally viable, with 3 active PMC members, but at risk
if anyone leaves without new PMC members being elected.

PMC changes:
Currently 3 PMC members.
No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
Last PMC addition was Bertrand Delacretaz on Wed Nov 19 2014

Committer base changes:
Currently 13 committers.
No new committers added in the last 3 months
Last committer addition was Volkan Yazici at Thu Apr 23 2015

Releases:
No new releases in the past 3 months

Mailing list activity:
- dev@devicemap.apache.org:
 - 58 subscribers (down -1 in the last 3 months):
 - 23 emails sent to list (28 in previous quarter)


JIRA activity:
7 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
3 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

17 Feb 2016 [Radu Cotescu / David]

Device Data Repository and classification API (established November 2014)

Issues:
 There are no issues requiring board attention at this time

Activity:
 The project's activity decreased drastically after the PMC had reached the
 minimal viable number of PMC members.

Health report:
 The project is still minimally viable, with 3 active PMC members, but at
 risk if anyone leaves without new PMC members being elected.

PMC changes:
 Currently 3 PMC members.
 No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 Last PMC addition was Bertrand Delacretaz on Wed Nov 19 2014

Committer base changes:
 Currently 13 committers.
 No new committers added in the last 3 months
 Last committer addition was Volkan Yazici at Thu Apr 23 2015

Releases:
 No new releases in the past 3 months

Mailing list activity:
 dev@devicemap.apache.org:
   58 subscribers (up 3 in the last 3 months):
   29 emails sent to list (122 in previous quarter)

JIRA activity:
 5 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 4 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

18 Nov 2015 [Radu Cotescu / Bertrand]

## Description:
 Device Data Repository and classification API (established November 2014)

## Issues:
 There are no issues requiring board attention at this time

## Activity:
  In the last three months two releases have been made. The project's
  activity decreased drastically after the PMC had reached the minimal
  viable number of PMC members.

## Health report:
  The project is still minimally viable, with 3 active PMC members, but at
  risk if anyone leaves without new PMC members being elected.

## PMC changes:

- Currently 3 PMC members.
- No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
- Last PMC addition was Bertrand Delacretaz on Wed Nov 19 2014

## Committer base changes:

- 13 committers listed, with 1 currently active
- No new committers added in the last 3 months
- Last committer addition was Volkan Yazici at Thu Apr 23 2015

## Releases:

- devicemap-client-csharp 1.0.1 was released on Fri Sep 25 2015
- devicemap-client-vbnet 1.0.1 was released on Thu Oct 01 2015

## Mailing list activity:

- dev@devicemap.apache.org:
  - 55 subscribers (down -1 in the last 3 months):
  - 78 emails sent to list (212 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

- 9 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
- 7 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

19 Aug 2015

Change the Apache DeviceMap Project Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Reza Naghibi to
 the office of Vice President, Apache DeviceMap, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation of
 Reza Naghibi from the office of Vice President, Apache DeviceMap, and

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache DeviceMap
 project has chosen by vote to recommend Radu Cotescu as the successor
 to the post;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Reza Naghibi is relieved and
 discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office of Vice
 President, Apache DeviceMap, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Radu Cotescu be and hereby is appointed
 to the office of Vice President, Apache DeviceMap, to serve in
 accordance with and subject to the direction of the Board of Directors
 and the Bylaws of the Foundation until death, resignation, retirement,
 removal or disqualification, or until a successor is appointed.

 Special Order 7D, Change the Apache DeviceMap Project Chair,
 was approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

19 Aug 2015 [Reza Naghibi / Greg]

(submitted by Bertrand Delacretaz representing the DeviceMap PMC, whose chair
has resigned with immediate effect [1] )

DeviceMap has reached the minimal viable number of PMC members with only three
of them remaining, after two PMC members, including the current PMC chair,
resigned this week based on seemingly unresolvable difficulties between them
and another PMC member [1] [2].

A resolution to establish a new chair is provided along with this report.

With this and very low activity in the project it looks like the Attic might
be the next step.

However, the PMC would like to give it some time before making a final
decision, in case something positive happens in the next few months.

The PMC will observe the project's activity and health for the next three
months and review the possible move to the Attic based on what happens between
now and our next report, which is due for the board's November meeting.

[1] http://s.apache.org/RGQ
[2] http://s.apache.org/7OW

The project was already small when it graduated. The project will probably be retired. Bertrand is still on the PMC and will keep an eye on it.

20 May 2015 [Reza Naghibi / Jim]

DESCRIPTION

Apache Devicemap is a data repository containing devices attributes, and their
related browsers, and operating systems. The project also maintains an api
to classify these attributes.

CURRENT ACTIVITY

* Working on 1.0.3 data release. Plan on releasing it this month.
* Planning continues on 2.0. The data spec is pretty much done. The next step
 would be creating a test specification and reference client. After that,
 data can be migrated to the 2.0 format and official clients can be created
 using the spec, the test spec, and reference client as a guide.

RELEASES

* DeviceMap Data 1.0.2 was released on February 13th, 2015.
* DeviceMap Java Client 1.2.0 was released on December 22nd 2014.

COMMUNITY

* Volkan Yazici was added as DeviceMap committer in April 2015.

ISSUES

* There are still lingering issues between PMC members. Since I am involved,
 I will try and report on them as unbiased as possible. The issue seems to
 be rooted in how the project moves forward with multiple independent client
 codebases. I personally was tired of the constant disagreement and even
 floated my resignation on the dev list. I got many responses encouraging me
 to stick with the project and Bertrand made some recommendations to help
 with the disagreements. We all came to agreement that a better partition
 in the SVN repo would help seperate the clients and how they move forward.
 The hope is that members are more free to work on and move different pieces
 of this project forward without the large inter-dependencies which were
 present in the OpenDDR data and client.

18 Feb 2015 [Reza Naghibi / Rich]

DESCRIPTION

Apache Devicemap is a data repository containing devices attributes, and their
related browsers, and operating systems. The project also maintains an api
to classify these attributes.

CURRENT ACTIVITY

* W3C layer added to our current Java release.
* Continuing work on 2.0 data specification.

RELEASES

* DeviceMap Data 1.0.2 was released on February 13th, 2015.
* DeviceMap Java Client 1.2.0 was released on December 22nd 2014.

COMMUNITY

* Several people have expressed interest in joining the project for 2.0.
* Last new committer was Eberhard Speer Jr on May 13th 2013.

ISSUES

* As questioned in the previous report, we did have an issue in January
 where a PMC member took issue with some of the project discussions and
 possible direction.

21 Jan 2015 [Reza Naghibi / Ross]

DESCRIPTION

Apache Devicemap is a data repository containing devices attributes, and their
related browsers, and operating systems. The project also maintains an api
to classify these attributes.

CURRENT ACTIVITY

* Working on 1.0.2 release of device data
* Work has begun on 2.0 data specification. Feedback has been positive from
 PMC members.

RELEASES

* DeviceMap Java Client 1.2.0 was released on December 22nd 2014

COMMUNITY

* As 2.0 will expand the reach of the DeviceMap project, several people
 have expressed interest in joining the project via the mailing list.
* Last new committer was Eberhard Speer Jr on May 13th 2013

ISSUES

* No issues to report at this time

17 Dec 2014 [Reza Naghibi / Ross]

Apache Devicemap is a data repository containing devices attributes, and their
related browsers, and operating systems. The project also maintains an api
to classify these attributes.

CURRENT ACTIVITY

* DeviceMap recently graduated to a TLP at the last board meeting.
* Resource migration from the incubator has been completed.
* Many new devices have been added to our JIRA for inclusion on our next data
 release.

RELEASES

* There have been no releases since the 1.0.1 data release on October 15th.

A new Java client release has been staged and work is in progress on our
next data release.

COMMUNITY

* There were no new additions to the PMC since the last report.

ISSUES

* There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

19 Nov 2014

Establish the Apache DeviceMap Project

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors deems it to be in the best
 interests of the Foundation and consistent with the Foundation's
 purpose to establish a Project Management Committee charged with
 the creation and maintenance of open-source software, for
 distribution at no charge to the public, related to the
 maintenance and expansion of a data repository related to devices,
 their operating systems and web browsers, and an API for
 classifying said features.

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that a Project Management
 Committee (PMC), to be known as the "Apache DeviceMap Project", be
 and hereby is established pursuant to Bylaws of the Foundation;
 and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Apache DeviceMap Project be and hereby is
 responsible for the maintenance and expansion of a data repository
 related to devices, their operating systems and web browsers, and
 an API for classifying said features; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, Apache DeviceMap" be
 and hereby is created, the person holding such office to serve at
 the direction of the Board of Directors as the chair of the Apache
 DeviceMap Project, and to have primary responsibility for
 management of the projects within the scope of responsibility of
 the Apache DeviceMap Project; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the persons listed immediately below be and hereby
 are appointed to serve as the initial members of the Apache
 DeviceMapProject:

   * Reza Naghibi           <rezan@apache.org>
   * Werner Keil            <wkeil@apache.org>
   * Eberhard Speer Jr.     <esjr@apache.org>
   * Radu Cotescu           <radu@apache.org>
   * Bertrand Delacretaz    <bdelacretaz@apache.org>

  NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Reza Naghibi be
  appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache DeviceMap, to
  serve in accordance with and subject to the direction of the Board
  of Directors and the Bylaws of the Foundation until death,
  resignation, retirement, removal or disqualification, or until a
  successor is appointed; and be it further

  RESOLVED, that the initial Apache DeviceMap PMC be and hereby is
  tasked with the creation of a set of bylaws intended to encourage
  open development and increased participation in the Apache
  DeviceMap Project; and be it further

  RESOLVED, that the Apache DeviceMap Project be and hereby is
  tasked with the migration and rationalization of the Apache
  Incubator DeviceMap podling; and be it further

  RESOLVED, that all responsibilities pertaining to the Apache
  Incubator DeviceMap podling encumbered upon the Apache Incubator
  Project are hereafter discharged.

 Special Order 7B, Establish the Apache DeviceMap Project, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

15 Oct 2014

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.

DeviceMap has been incubating since 2012-01-03.

The mentors feel DeviceMap is ready to graduate, the new PMC's roster has been
discussed and the graduation resolution is being prepared.

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
aware of?

None

How has the community developed since the last report?

No change. The DeviceMap community will probably remain small, graduating with
5 initial PMC members.

How has the project developed since the last report?

The project has started its incremental device data release with its recent
1.0.1 release.  The project also is planning to release its new 1.1 clients
(Java and .NET). Long term plans have been made to overhaul the device data in
the 2.0 release.

Date of last release:

 2014-09-29

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

May 17th, 2013

Signed-off-by:

 [X](devicemap) Bertrand Delacretaz
 [X](devicemap) Kevan Miller
 [ ](devicemap) Andrew Savory

16 Jul 2014

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.

DeviceMap has been incubating since 2012-01-03.

The report was not delivered on time from the project itself, as a mentor
I (bdelacretaz) have sent the following challenges to the project's dev list
to try and get the current somewhat active PPMC members to take over:

 1. Challenge #1: provide regular reports
 2. Challenge #2: make a release
 3. Challenge #3: form a PMC with 4-5 members to graduate

Those should really not be challenges but at this point that felt like an
appropriate way of indicating the importance of those actions. There's
already promising responses, we'll see if those translate into concrete
actions.

Apart from that there's been some good discussions in the last weeks, but no
concrete results yet.

Best is probably to evaluate the progress on the above challenges next month
to make a decision about the future of the project.

Date of last release:

 No releases yet

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 May 2013

Signed-off-by:

 [x](devicemap) Bertrand Delacretaz
 [ ](devicemap) Kevan Miller
 [ ](devicemap) Andrew Savory

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

(rvs) The report is missing. This on-n-off seems to continue with the
project. I know that some of the mentors are recommending giving it more
time, but it seems like we need to establish some metrics to at least get
the community in shape to do the basics (like reporting and releasing).
Without any kind of forcing function I am not sure what the future for this
project really is.

(bdelacretaz) Agreed - I have now provided a mentor report above.

18 Jun 2014

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.

DeviceMap has been incubating since 2012-01-03.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

 1. Grow community.
 2. Generate a release.
 3. Explore options to allow contributions through a Web based
    interface/API to add new device specs.
 4. Improved support for additional languages/platform (.NET, PHP,...)

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
aware of?

 (None)

How has the community developed since the last report?

 Tangentially, there have been presentations at conferences like JavaLand
 raised awareness. A Mobile Development MeetUp group in Germany is looking
 into the code, and where they might contribute.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Syncing device data with OpenDDR in regular intervals when relevant
 changes occur. Update of the Java DDR Simple API and other libraries.

Date of last release:

 N/A

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 N/A

19 Mar 2014

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.

DeviceMap has been incubating since 2012-01-03.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

 1. Make a release
 2. Get more contributors
 3. Grow the community

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be aware
of?

 DeviceMap's activity is very low and has actually gone down in the last
 few months.

 The next step is probably for the podling to consider whether it can
 reasonably expect to grow a community and get more active, or whether it's
 not active enough to graduate as an Apache project.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 No changes.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Minimal changes only.

Date of last release:

 None yet.

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 May 2013

Signed-off-by:

 [X](devicemap) Bertrand Delacretaz
 [ ](devicemap) Kevan Miller
 [ ](devicemap) Andrew Savory

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 Roman Shaposhnik (rvs):

   I will agree that the community activity is very low and the trend is
   not positive. I would encourage mentors to probe around the question of
   potential retirement.

19 Feb 2014

 Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 Marvin Humphrey (marvin):

   A draft report was posted to the DeviceMap mailing list on Friday
   February 7th for review, but it was never added to the official report.

20 Nov 2013

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.

DeviceMap has been incubating since 2012-01-03.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

 1. Make a release - progress is slow but we're getting there, expecting
    our first release around the board meeting.
 2. Review PPMC membership and ask who's staying on board
 3. Graduate

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
aware of?

 No board/IPMC issues at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 No new committers. Minimal activity on the dev list.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 OpenDDR device data updates have been contributed.

 Extensive testing (hundreds of iterations through full set and various
 subsets of close to half a million unique user-agent strings) of all
 versions (java & .Net languages) currently in the repository showed
 that DeviceMapClient is literally over a 1,000 times faster than
 any other currently available tool (milliseconds vs microseconds)
 with a fraction of the code. Accuracy (approaching 98%) can be
 improved with n-gram tokens in resource data instead of
 regex patterns.

Date of last release:

 No release yet.

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

Last committer election was May 17th.

Signed-off-by:

 [X](devicemap) Bertrand Delacretaz
 [ ](devicemap) Kevan Miller
 [ ](devicemap) Andrew Savory

16 Oct 2013

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.

Shepherd notes:

 Dave Fisher (wave):

   I see good activity recently. It looks like it took DeviceMap quite
   awhile to get started, but the community has grown and it looks like
   they are working towards a release. Mentors are active. I'm not sure
   why they have not reported. (Oct 6)

 Marvin Humphrey (marvin):

   Podling did not report, expected next month.

17 Jul 2013

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.

DeviceMap has been incubating since 2012-01-03.

There are no issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or the ASF Board need to be
aware of.

Our last report indicated a need to reboot the podling, this has been
successfully done.

Three new committers and PPMC members have been elected since April, and have
been quite active in expanding and improving the podling's code base.

New Java and C# modules have been added and tests are ongoing to validate and
compare the various implementations.

The community stays small but is now regularly active, making a release or two
in the next period should allow DeviceMap to graduate.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

 1. Make at least one release
 2. Clarify how/where DeviceMap gets its device data. Not strictly required
    to graduate but good for the viability of the project, various options
    are being evaluated.
 3. Graduate - apart from having made a release the podling seems ready for
    that.

Date of last release:

 none yet.

Signed-off-by:

 [X](devicemap) Bertrand Delacretaz
 [ ](devicemap) Kevan Miller
 [ ](devicemap) Andrew Savory

Shepherd notes:

17 Apr 2013

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.

DeviceMap has been incubating since 2012-01-03.

It looks like DeviceMap needs to be rebooted - there's almost zero
activity from the initial committers, but a few people have proposed
contributions that could help restart with a mostly new set of
committers (without kicking existing ones out of course - they're
welcome to be more active if they're willing and able).

Two committer/PPMC elections are pending, and with two active mentors
this can provide the embryo of a new community.

The podling could be considered a failure at this point, but giving it
another chance does no harm, so we recommend trying that.

Please check this [X] when you have filled in the report for DeviceMap.

Signed-off-by:
Bertrand Delacretaz: [X](devicemap)
Kevan Miller: [ ](devicemap)
Andrew Savory: [X](devicemap)


Shepherd notes:

16 Jan 2013

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.

DeviceMap has been incubating since 2012-01-03.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

 1. Integrate and release the OpenDDR code and data donations
 2. Integrate additional data sources for device identification
 3. Grow the community

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
aware of?

No issues

How has the community developed since the last report?

Still very low activity, but signs of improvements with some proposals for
concrete work, that need to be turned into code.

How has the project developed since the last report?

No notable progress in terms of code, some community activity but
minimal for now.

Some proposals have been made around creating services for device
identification and using various (noSQL and other) backends for device
data.

Signed-off-by:
Bertrand Delacretaz: [ ](devicemap)
Kevan Miller: [X](devicemap)
Andrew Savory: [ ](devicemap)


Shepherd notes:
 Third consecutive quarter with low activity. There's some improvement
 over the previous quarter, as mentioned in the report, but turning that
 into sustainable community activity may take some effort (or luck). Is
 there anything the broader Incubator community could do to help?

17 Oct 2012

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.

Entered incubation on January 3rd, 2012.

There are no issues that require the Incubator PMC's or the board's attention.

No new committers or PPMC members, and very low activity so far, but the
OpenDDR code that was mentioned in the incubation proposal has just been
donated, which should help motivate people to become more active.

The donation included a data file with had been subject to a DMCA takedown
request while hosted at Github. After some discussion we decided to exclude
that file from the donation, as the ownership of part of that data is hard
to establish. Details at https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DMAP-11 which
also links to threads on general@incubator.a.o.

The next steps are preparing that code for a first release, and discussing
how to best integrate the data that OpenDDR has been collecting themselves
and as such can be contributed without problems.

Signed-off-by: bdelacretaz (mentor), jukka

25 Jul 2012

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.

Entered incubation on January 3rd, 2012.

There are no issues that require the Incubator PMC's or the board's attention.

Little has happened since our last report in April, a prototype of client-side
device probes has been created [1], a few messages have been exchanged about
that but that's all.

At this point the future of the project is unclear, we should re-evaluate the
situation for the next report in October to see if activity has picked up.

[1] http://markmail.org/message/3bd63yqmuixn6co6

Signed off by mentor: bdelacretaz, kevan
Shepherd: Matt Hogstrom

18 Apr 2012

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.

Entered incubation on January 3rd, 2012.

There are no issues that require the Incubator PMC's or the board's attention.

The project is still slowly ramping up. We have started to flesh out our
website, created some initial prototypes for data collection of mobile
device data and setup a VM at http://devicemap-vm.apache.org/ to experiment
with those prototypes.

Signed off by mentor: bdelacretaz, kevan

21 Mar 2012

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.

Entered incubation on January 3rd, 2012.

There are no issues that require the Incubator PMC's or the board's attention.

The project is starting slowly, initial technical goals are being discussed
and we hope to have our first mobile device data collection prototypes soon.

Analyzing apache.org requests coming from mobile devices might help us
gather the data that we need, we'll get in touch with infrastructure about
this once we have precise requirements.

Signed off by mentor: bdelacretaz, kevan

15 Feb 2012

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.

Entered incubation on January 3rd, 2012.

The podling is just getting started, basic infrastructure has been created.

There are no issues that require the Incubator PMC's or the board's
attention.

Signed off by mentor: bdelacretaz, kevan