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From Brian>
Subject Re: app harness legal redux
Date Wed, 14 Aug 2013 21:29:21 GMT
Yeah, at some point we will release an Adobe® PhoneGap™ Build
companion app that utilizes the App Harness core. The resourcing for
that is well out beyond fall at this point which is disappointing but
hardly surprising in a big company.

That said, I am eager to see App Harness in the wild regardless of the
downstream. Its a killer useful addition to the dev workflow, and do
encourage Google, IBM, and anyone else to get their distributions out

(And give me some ammo to find more resources in Adobe!)

We have some good traction on the issue in legal now so I'm more
confdient that we may get an official Apache Cordova release after

On Tue, Aug 13, 2013 at 8:36 AM, Michal Mocny <> wrote:
> That sounds great, thanks Ross.
> Brian, is Adobe planning to release something under PhoneGap brand, or
> should someone here at Google pursue something a bit more incognito?  I
> think we here would prefer not to market anything until the official Apache
> app is released, but would be willing to put something up in the interim so
> we can point prospective early adopters somewhere.
> -Michal
> On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 10:57 PM, Ross Gardler <>
> wrote:
>> Thanks Brian,
>> Its true that any individual (or company) can distribute Apache
>> products to app stores under the usual trademark rules (i.e. Not call
>> it Apache Cordova).
>> The ASF is keen to make it possible for projects to distribute binaries
>> through app stores but there are significant issues before we can sign
>> such releases. Please continue to pursue through infra and legal
>> channels. Feel free to ping me via operations@ if things seem to halt,
>> alternatively report the need and your progress (or otherwise) to the
>> board via your board reports.
>> Ross
>> Sent from my Windows Phone From: Brian LeRoux
>> Sent: 8/12/2013 2:33 PM
>> To:
>> Subject: app harness legal redux
>> Hey everyone, so the issue is updated and sitting w/ Apache legal and
>> Infra powers that be. One we get legal approval we'll need operational
>> buy in from Infra.
>> The vibe I'm getting is not super positive that this will happen
>> quickly, if at all, and I'd like to see if anyone is interested in
>> pursuing this as a 'personal' distribution. It won't be officially
>> sanctioned, and the privilege costs you $100 from Apple, but Apache is
>> ok w/ a PMC member doing it.

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