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From Brian LeRoux...@brian.io>
Subject Re: cordova-app-harness and the App Store
Date Fri, 26 Jul 2013 19:24:02 GMT
Still bumping around in legal. Sorry for the delay everyone.

On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 7:06 PM, Anis KADRI <anis.kadri@gmail.com> wrote:
> Awesome! Apache is the way to go!
>
>
> On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 12:55 PM, Brian LeRoux <b@brian.io> wrote:
>
>> Word on the legal list is that yes this is possible. Just finding out
>> whom has the keys (or if they even exist yet) for the Apple Developer
>> account for the ASF.
>>
>> Even though we *just* shipped 3 I have to say I'm really excited for
>> this capability for the development flow. =)
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 3:44 PM, Shazron <shazron@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > +1 for Apache handling it first, if possible.
>> >
>> >
>> > On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 12:29 PM, Brian LeRoux <b@brian.io> wrote:
>> >
>> >> Ya ppl are going to freak out for this functionality. =)
>> >>
>> >> On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 3:20 PM, Michal Mocny <mmocny@chromium.org>
>> wrote:
>> >> > I haven't actually played with this yet.  I think this would make an
>> >> > awesome blog post.  Found an old note that says "record a video to
>> show
>> >> off
>> >> > the app-harness".  I still think thats a good idea.
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 2:54 PM, Brian LeRoux <b@brian.io> wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> >> I'll ping the legal list to see what the process is for deploying
to
>> >> >> proprietary channels.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 2:28 PM, Simon MacDonald
>> >> >> <simon.macdonald@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> >> > I think it makes sense for Apache to own it in the app store.
It
>> also
>> >> >> > leaves groups like Adobe, Google, etc. the opportunity to
drop
>> their
>> >> >> > own versions of the app-harness with additional proprietary
>> >> >> > functionality.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > Simon Mac Donald
>> >> >> > http://hi.im/simonmacdonald
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 12:56 PM, Lorin Beer <
>> >> lorin.beer.dev@gmail.com>
>> >> >> wrote:
>> >> >> >> I agree with your breakdown of options in order of sanity,
Braden
>> :)
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> Ideally this should be owned by the organization that
owns the
>> code:
>> >> the
>> >> >> >> Apache Cordova Project. While an acceptable second would
be for
>> the
>> >> >> Adobe
>> >> >> >> Cordova Team to publish it, I think there is a precedent
for an
>> >> Apache
>> >> >> >> project owning and managing an appstore account.
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> Apache OpenOffice is made available through the mac appstore.
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> - Lorin
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 9:37 AM, Braden Shepherdson <
>> >> >> braden@chromium.org>wrote:
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >>> So we've got a working app harness in the cordova-app-harness
>> repo.
>> >> >> One of
>> >> >> >>> the founding goals for the app harness was that it
could be
>> placed
>> >> >> into the
>> >> >> >>> Play Store and App Store.
>> >> >> >>>
>> >> >> >>> Then the question is: who owns the apps in the various
markets?
>> It
>> >> >> seems to
>> >> >> >>> me that there are four possibilities:
>> >> >> >>>
>> >> >> >>> 1. Apache Cordova project (Can we do that under Apache's
rules?
>> >> Apple's
>> >> >> >>> rules? Is there precedent at Apache for App Store
accounts and
>> >> such?)
>> >> >> >>>
>> >> >> >>> 2. Adobe PhoneGap team
>> >> >> >>> 3. Google Cordova/Mobile Chrome Apps team
>> >> >> >>> (4. Some individual person from one of the above,
separately from
>> >> the
>> >> >> >>> larger organization.)
>> >> >> >>>
>> >> >> >>> These are in descending order of how sane I think
they are. If
>> it's
>> >> >> >>> possible for the Apache project to control the AppStore
accounts,
>> >> that
>> >> >> >>> would be best. If not, the PhoneGap team is probably
the best
>> way to
>> >> >> go.
>> >> >> >>>
>> >> >> >>> Thoughts?
>> >> >> >>>
>> >> >> >>> Braden
>> >> >> >>>
>> >> >>
>> >>
>>

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