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This is the Introduction section of the document. See the DeviceDescriptionRepositoryRequirements overview.
This section is informative
* This document describes the use cases for a Device Description Repository (DDR). Each use case is analyzed in order to determine the behavior expected of a DDR in order to realize it. These expected behaviors are captured as high-level requirements, which when normalized across all use cases, lead to a discrete set of DDR requirements.
Such a repository A DDR forms part of the Scope and Deliverables of the MWI Device Descriptions Working Group (DDWG) Charter, based on the motivations described in the DeviceDescriptionLandscape document.
Conventions used in this document
* The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT", "SHOULD", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119