RFP: Logging Analysis
Background Information and Statement of Purpose
The Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) wants to perform analysis on its API query logs to better understand third party application usage of Wikimedia content and services. The goal of this project is to develop the code and reporting tools to perform this analysis repeatedly, on the basis of existing logfile data.
Scope of Work
Develop the analytics software to mine, analyze, and report back the details of the Wikimedia API logs on a regular basis
Analyze API usage patterns to answer but not limited to the following:
- Who the top consumers are (applications, websites, devices, etc.)
- How they interact with the API (read vs. write operations, specific queries, etc.)
- Geographic breakdown of API usage
- Work in partnership with the Wikimedia open source community following existing development conventions and practices
Term of Contract
The contract will commence on July 1, 2011 at the earliest, for an initial duration of 1 month. Code developed through this project is expected to be licensed under the GNU GPLv2, and data/reports generated through this project is expected to be made available under the Creative Commons Zero License.
Payments, Incentives, and Penalties
The contractor will be paid on a monthly basis with a maximum of 40 hours per week. The contractor will need to cover all legally required deductions, taxes and benefits out of this amount. Approved out-of-pocket expenses may be invoiced for reimbursement.
In the event that either party become dissatisfied with the progress of the contract, and both parties have taken all reasonable steps to resolve or improve the situation without mutual satisfaction, this agreement can be terminated by either party with 30 days’ written notice. These 30 days will be used for transition planning, hand‐off of all work to date, and necessary communication to all constituents. Wikimedia’s fee obligation will be terminated at the end of the 30 days.
Requirements for Proposal Preparation
Contractor should provide a letter with resume that indicates their qualifications to fulfill the requirements of the RFP.