Unified Listing and MarketPlace

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The Unified Listing and MarketPlace Working Group

The Unified Listing and MarketPlace working group has 3 sub teams that focus on the three areas of responsibility for this group.

  1. Unified (Federated) Listing - work on creating the Federated Listing of all Open and Closed source, Commercial and Free, Add on and built in access features.
  2. GPII Marketplace - work on creating a Marketplace for "purchasing" commercial and free Access solutions
  3. Shopping Aid - "Pre-sale" matching aid to help users find thing in Unified Listing (and marketplace) based on NP Profiles (See also REAL-TIME Matchmaking)

What is what?

There are a number of different components to this work that are sometimes confused.  This section is written to help keep them apart.

  1. Cloud4all Federated Repository  
    • This is a federated repository of open source and commercial AT of many types  
    • it is based on the  database of AT 
    • Getting the ICT Access portion of this database federated with other resources is a deliverable of the Cloud4all Grant
  2. The GPII Unified Listing
    • This is a federated repository of open source and commercial AT related to ICT access as well as access features in mainstream products
    • The GPII Unified Listing (as a whole) is not a deliverable of Cloud4all.  
    • Linking (federating) the GPII Unified Listing  with the Cloud4all Federated Repository (the ICT access portion of the   database) is a Cloud4all deliverable. 
  3. The GPII Marketplace
    • The GPII Marketplace is a place to buy some ICT access products (those that the developers would like to distribute this way)
    • The GPII Marketplace has a "shopping aid" that will draw from Cloud4all work - but it is not a Cloud4all deliverable
    • Linking the Cloud4all work to the Marketplace is a deliverable.    (in the proposal - the GPII Unified Listing and Marketplace" was referred to simply as the GPII Marketplace.
  4. The Cloud4all/GPII  Solutions Database
    • In the Cloud4all/GPII architecture - there is reference to two different "Solutions databases" under different names at different times
      1. One is a database of solutions that are present at a particular device that a user is at.  This lists all the local solutions that are available to the user (and the matchmaker for making a package solution for a user at that machine right now)
      2. The other is a database of information about (ideally all) devices.  This can be used by the matchmaker (and other components) to determine what features are available for any particular device that a user might encounter.  it allows the matchmaker to know what features are avaiable if the device does not offer up any more information than just its name/make/model. 

Participation

The Unified Listing and MarketPlace group currently uses just the mailing list and this WIKI to carry out most of its work.

NOTE: Participation in the working group is open to all subject to the standard WORKING GROUP PARTICIPATION CRITERIA. These criteria are easy to meet and designed only to ensure that our work remains open and free and that all feel welcome to participate.

  • MEETINGS: <None Currently Scheduled>
  • MAIL LIST: ulist@lists.gpii.net (sign up at http://lists.gpii.net )
  • WIKI: This WIKI and other WIKI pages linked to from this one
  • OTHER: Code is often kept in other repositories. These and all other resources used are linked to from this WIKI


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KEY Wiki Working Pages

  • Unified (Federated) Listing - work on creating the Federated Listing of all Open and Closed source, Commercial and Free, Add on and built in access features.
  • GPII Marketplace - work on creating a Marketplace for "purchasing" commercial and free Access solutions
  • Shopping Aid - "Pre-sale" matching aid to help users find thing in Unified Listing (and marketplace) based on NP Profiles (See also REAL-TIME Matchmaking)



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Currently Active Members in the Unified Listing and MarketPlace Working Group

  • Subgroup codes
    • U = Unified Listing
    • M = Marketplace
    • S = Shopping AId

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  • Denis Anson [UMS]
  • Gregg Vanderheiden [UM]
  • Valerio Gower [U]


People who have Contributed to the Unified Listing and MarketPlace work