OpenCellID (was OpenBmap logger (GSM positioning)])
onen.om at free.fr
Fri Feb 20 19:52:05 CET 2009
Thomas Landspurg wrote:
> Dear OpenMoko community (and thanks ed for pointing this out).
> I am behind the opencellid.org <http://opencellid.org> project, and it
> seems that there are some discussion around it these day on the mailing
Last month, and today, indeed.
> So let me clarifiy:
> - As described in the web site, the license is under creative common
> share alike 3.0. I had several request today stating that just linking
> to the license was not clear enough, so I will re-clarify it on the web
> site, but also in this list.
Last time I checked (and other people, see the post I pointed out
earlier today), it was not clear. But today, as people had a look again,
it seems to me pretty clear :-)
> - I am surprised to see statment that I did not answer to some
> questions. I've verified,and all openmoko request have been answered. I
> am not perfect, and may be some emails have been missed, but a search on
> openmoko on my mail box did not raise any pending question.
Not sure what you mean by openmoko request... When I stated that neither
us nor openmoko did get an answer, I should have written: "If I recall
correclty openmoko tried to reach opencellid, but I have not heard of
any response. We tried to contact opencellid, but got no response." I
personally have not tried to reach you. But Nick yes, without answer,
for what I have understood.
> There is more than 100 000 cells covered, with 5.5 millions of
> measure, and more cells will be "donated" soon. We expect to reach 200
> 000 cells in the coming weeks thanks to a new project donation. There is
> also more than 10 different clients (windows mobile, symbian,
> blackberry, j2me,...) gathering the database.
Is there different countries?
Good to see there is no client for openmoko, otherwise I may have worked
for nothing ;-)
> I've been running this project since more than one year , with an
> objective to push community efforts around cell id. So I would be more
> than happy to see new effort joining this project instead of creating
> separate efforts. So let's join effort and create something big!
I am very glad to read this, especially as I was very disappointed not
being able to leverage the existing work you have done. For my part I
work on the client side. A logger/uploader. I guess it would be easy to
modify it to upload to your database if we go that way. But for now, I
think it would be good Nick (who takes care of the server side) and you
keep discussing, in order to evaluate a possible merger.
As there are also plans on embedding the database on the phone, and
using it to locate, I would like to know if this part would interest
you? Or only the server side and upload?
> And as a reminder, the complete data base is available for download.
> So if you have any question/interrogation, feel free to share them with
> me so we can clarify this.
Great we can move along. I hated this feeling of reinventing the wheel!
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