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Theme fund: NGI0 Entrust
Start: 2024-02
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Structured technical information about consumer devices

This project is about reusing crowdsourced technical data about devices. This data is useful for researchers and tinkerers, but it is typically not the data that vendors are willing to give, let alone under a license that allows reuse. Think of: chipset information, serial port layout & speeds, amount of memory, and so on. Several groups of people have collected this data in several places (mostly wikis) under an open data license, but they are hard to reuse by other projects that could be interested in this data. The goal of "DeviceCode" is to collect this information, rework it into a format that is easy to reuse by other projects without having to resort to Wiki scraping, and also clean up the data (as humans make data entry mistakes and put useful data in places where it shouldn't be), cross-correlate different sources and automatically enrich the data where possible.

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This project was funded through the NGI0 Entrust Fund, a fund established by NLnet with financial support from the European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme, under the aegis of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement No 101069594.