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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: [ATTN MENTOR] Re: DISCUSS: Ripple as a sub-project of Cordova
Date Sun, 22 Jul 2012 17:19:12 GMT
On 22 July 2012 10:02, Laurent Hasson <> wrote:
> Ross,
> I had suggested that because of my prior involvement many years ago with the Lucene project
and its sub-project structure including Solr.
>The reason for the thinking though was simply that Ripple would have a strong "Cordova"
support in terms of API emulation and relate closely to that project. We can of course discuss
this in the community to figure out the best option. Any reason why sub-projects are frowned

If it *only* uses Cordova then that might make sense. But from a quick
scan of the documentation it would appear that it supports other
frameworks too. From a  community development point of view putting it
into Cordova limits the potential audience significantly. I'd
therefore suggest thinking carefully about where the right home is.
Dropping it into Cordova will make creation of the project a little
simpler (although the legal sign-off will still need to be done and in
most large companies that is the hardest part). However, as I said,
dropping it into Cordova is likely to limit opportunities for
community development.

> As for the statement "the entire company is focused on our BB10 delivery", it was meant
only to highlight that moving Ripple to Apache may take a bit longer to do as a result, not
that there was any less commitment to Ripple from our site. Quite the contrary.

Fair enough. Thanks for the clarification.


> Thank You
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ross Gardler []
> Sent: Saturday, July 21, 2012 11:01 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [ATTN MENTOR] Re: DISCUSS: Ripple as a sub-project of Cordova
> On 21 July 2012 15:14, Filip Maj <> wrote:
>> I am very excited about this!
>> The cordova suite of projects have never addressed emulation and my go-to
>> has always been Ripple.
>> If there is anything I can do to help please let me know.
>> Mentors (Jukka?): other than setting up a repository, do you foresee any
>> issues with moving ahead with this?
> The ASF does not encourage sub-projects. I'd like to hear why the
> proposal for this to be a subproject of Cordova rather than a podling
> in its own right?
> I'm also a little concerned about the statement "and the entire
> company is focused on our BB10 delivery." This implies that RIM is no
> longer interested in actively developing the code. The ASF is not a
> place for code-dumps. However, it is entirely possible that I'm
> reading too much into that half-sentence, it is also possible that
> there is sufficient momentum behind the project to make it a viable
> community without RIM.
> Ross
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Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
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