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[Savannah-hackers] submission of Community Hardware Freedom Database - s

From: zen
Subject: [Savannah-hackers] submission of Community Hardware Freedom Database -
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 19:42:55 -0400
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A package was submitted to
This mail was sent to address@hidden, address@hidden

Zenaan Harkness <address@hidden> described the package as follows:
License: gpl
Other License: 
Package: Community Hardware Freedom Database
System name: chfd
Type: non-GNU

Free Software Community Freedom Hardware Database

This project is a Free Software Community-wide database of information relating 
to hardware that is useful to our community.

This includes hardware identification numbers; manufacturer, developer and 
other contacts; driver, library and utility software URLs; kernel, operating 
system/ distribution applicability; technical data; and any information about 
the hardware device that is useful to free software hackers.

It is a single point of contact for manufacturers, distribution and driver 
developers as well as end users. Prior to this project, there are multiple 
sources for such information/ submissions: distribution- specific hardware 
compatibility lists (HCLs), device- category specific web sites (eg. the website for printers) and data lists (eg. the PCI ID database 
hosted at sourceforge).

This site unifies the existing diversity, thereby providing an efficient, 
friendly, and advertisable location to manufacturers and others. This will 
result in easier submission, better submission data (since the submissions will 
be (at least initially) via email and individuals will therefore be able to 
follow up with the submitter for further info).

There is an initial schema that we are enhancing here:

Other Software Required:
The canonical/ master repository will be an SQL database.

We will write conversion scripts to generate many output formats.

Other Comments:
RMS has given his support, and useful direction, to the project so far. This 
project will (intends to) be an official GNU project.

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