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FAQ about ODDB.org

  • Q: Who is behind ODDB.org
  • A: ywesee and all the users.
  • Q: From where is all the data that ODDB.org uses for its different services?
  • A: The data is provided by the manufacturers, users, Swissmedic, Swiss Federal Office of Public Health and the internet.
  • Q: Who guarantees the correctness of all the data?
  • A: ywesee and all the users.
  • Q: Why is ODDB.org for free?
  • A: We would like to charge something for our valuable services but we are still looking for the correct business model. In case you want to help us financially you can Donate your share.
  • Q: Where is ODDB.org heading?
  • A: ODDB.org is building on the shoulders of the OpenSource philosophy / movement. We want to make sure the user can modify the data of ODDB.org in an easy and comfortable manner. Our goal is that as many users as possible help maintain ODDB.org.
  • Q: Who is the owner of ODDB.org?
  • A: ywesee and anybody who helps to maintain or pushes for new goals.
  • Q: Which Licence does ODDB.org use for its Software?
  • A: The ODDB.org Software is protected by the LGPL License.
  • Q: I do not understand what the LGPL does, please explain further.
  • A: Hmm. Read an article about the LGPL in Wikipedia.
  • Q: Where can I get the software code to ODDB.org?
  • A: You can download the all the ODDB.org software from http://ywesee.bkbits.net. Installation instructions for a local installation can be found at: http://dev.ywesee.com/wiki.php/Oddb/InstallOddb. Enjoy and have fun.
  • Q: Which language does ODDB.org use?
  • A: ODDB.org software is written in Ruby.
  • Q: How do I register a new product?
  1. Logon over: http://www.oddb.org/de/gcc/login_form/state_id/654724962
  2. Search for any product or go to the "Services" section.
  3. Enter the 5 digit Swissmedic Number into the first field. Enter any other information.
  4. Click "Save".
  5. Enter the Sequence Number of Swissmedic.
  6. Enter the 3 digit package Number.
  7. Enter the 'date of entry into SL', enter EFP and PP.
  8. Basically always click 'Save'.
  9. Enjoy.
  10. Give us Feedback!
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