OSDash Genesis Thread - Was: OpenVIS - The Open Vehicle Infotainment Service
About a year ago I started a project on sourceforge called OpenIVI. Its objectives were to provide a number of webservices and client software for integrating the car with the cloud. This web service was to be pluggable and open so that you could run it on your home server, your carpc itself, or bigger institutions such as mp3car could run it to provide features to their users.
These web services/client would be developed using crossplatform C#/ASP.NET code and provide services like tracking, crowd sourced traffic, and many other possible services. It would be pluggable so platform specific components could also use the cloud for things.
The project got a code commit, but I'm involved in too many other things to have time to develop it myself. This would be a cross-frontend/cross-platform effort so why not open up development to the entire community?
Bugbyte and I threw together some ideas and I'm hoping to get even more ideas and excitement around this project.
I won't do this all by myself, so if you are interested in helping out with this effort, sound off, otherwise the idea will likely die.
- Define plugin architecture
- Define useful services to start out with
- Write core server and web frontend
- Write client software service to run on hardware.
- Establish a test server.
- Get Frontends to use it.
We need C#, ASP.NET, and web developers to jump on board. I think the client plugins that integrate with the frontends will either come from the frontend authors themselves or loyal users.
Edit by Bugbyte 12/21/2009: This is the genesis thread for the OSDash project. It has been moved to the OSDash forum now that a more formal effort to realize the vision has been started.