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Subject [Cordova Wiki] Update of "Draft Charter" by Steven Gill
Date Thu, 04 Oct 2012 21:09:12 GMT
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The "Draft Charter" page has been changed by Steven Gill:

  = Apache Cordova Charter =
- The Apache Cordova project is responsible for creating and maintaining a suite of libraries
and tools for building mobile applications using an embedded webview for presentation and
pluggable interface to the underlying operating system. Cordova provides a simple foreign
function interface called the bridge that enables JavaScript to call native code, and vice
versa. In addition to the bridge Cordova provides a core set of Device APIs that are common
across supported platforms. The APIs available to the webview adhere, as much as possible,
to web standards to enable code portability to web browsers.
- The primary goal of Apache Cordova is to cease to exist. We are providing a reference implementation
for future web browsers, and a transition path protecting app developers from vendor lock-in
to singular operating systems. 
- Our secondary goal is to the web as a first class development platform. The web sandbox
restrictions do not allow system level capabilities making it unsuited for many types of applications
that are possible with Cordova. Further to this, Cordova also provides tooling for common
workflows, making app development faster, easier, and a more pleasant experience.
   WHEREAS, the Board of Directors deems it to be in the best
   interests of the Foundation and consistent with the

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