On Monday 30 July 2007 17:04, Jo Walsh wrote:
> dear Jan, you scare me. Free software... for data access billing on a
> per-request basis ... what point are you trying to prove here? :)

well, for some sort of data in the b2b area this makes sense.

My personal guess is from my recent learning about the practical problems
of accounting OWS is that in mid-term flat-rates will evolve as
the most suitable method for many cases.
The gathered data will be used to get a rough idea on what
is going on, i.e. the statistics will get the more important feature of the
solution we are developing.

> On Mon, Jul 30, 2007 at 11:54:45AM +0200, Jan-Oliver Wagner wrote:
> > I announced the start nonetheless to early consider opinions and
> > interests of other people here who might be in need of such a solution.
> > Please let me know.
> I don't need it, but perplexingingly i find myself wanting it to exist.
> A friend has a pluggable billing system based on Django, developed for
> telecoms billing initially, which he is looking at packaging up for
> the django.contrib tree. We keep thinking about the accounting layer
> needed on top, but just now it seems like so much yakshaving...
> ... but now you're telling me there's an SDI application for this?

Well, telecom connection accounting system is usually designed differently.
Maybe I didn't exactly understood what you mean.

However, several years ago we developed a GIS application on top of
telephone connections database for service numbers. It created spatial
statistics on from where the calls came in. Usually this means to handle
up to some million datasets. This all worked well without any SDI stuff ;-)


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