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From Brian LeRoux...@brian.io>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Ripple Emulator
Date Sat, 06 Oct 2012 09:15:35 GMT
Great stuff, congratulations Gord, Dan, Brent, Fil, Mike, and Mark! =)

On Sat, Oct 6, 2012 at 3:08 AM, Filip Maj <fil@adobe.com> wrote:
> Congrats guys! Can't wait to commit to this suckah!
>
> On 10/5/12 12:34 PM, "Gord Tanner" <gord@tinyhippos.com> wrote:
>
>>FYI:
>>
>>The wheels are turning for Ripple as an Apache Project.
>>
>>
>>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>From: Dan Silivestru <dan.silivestru@gmail.com>
>>Date: Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 3:28 PM
>>Subject: [PROPOSAL] Ripple Emulator
>>To: general@incubator.apache.org
>>
>>
>>Dear Member of ASF,
>>
>>We are putting forward a proposal to have the Ripple Emulator project
>>donated to the ASF as Top Level Project. The project is currently open
>>source and can be found here: https://github.com/blackberry/Ripple-UI/
>>
>>Please find the proposal below (the proposal can also be found here:
>>https://github.com/gtanner/ripple.apache.proposal)
>>
>>Ripple, A Mobile Environment Emulator
>>=====================================
>>
>>Abstract
>>========
>>
>>Ripple is a browser based mobile phone emulator designed to aid in the
>>development
>>of HTML5 based mobile applications.  Ripple is a cross platform and cross
>>runtime testing/debugging tool. It currently supports such runtimes as
>>Cordova, WebWorks
>>and the Mobile Web.
>>
>>Proposal
>>========
>>
>>Ripple is going to be (in some circles already is) the goto emulator
>>for rapid development of mobile web applications. This
>>will be accomplished by quickly keeping up with the mobile web
>>platforms as they arise (Cordova, Tizen, WAC, WebWorks, etc).
>>
>>Background
>>==========
>>
>>Ripple started as a product of tinyHippos and was aquired by Research
>>in Motion in late March 2011.  Ripple was then open sourced
>>under the Apache 2.0 License and hosted on the blackberry github
>>account (http://github.com/blackberry/Ripple-UI).
>>
>>Ripple is a browser based mobile phone emulator that runs as a chrome
>>extension.  It fills the gap for developers between
>>developing on their desktops/laptops and having to test on platform
>>specific emulators or physical devices. Ripple allows develors
>>to quickly edit-refresh-test in Chrome on their desktops/laptops while
>>working on web content that will be embedded and distributed
>>as a native application.
>>
>>Rationale
>>=========
>>
>>The project is currently opensourced and managed by a small team at
>>Research in Motion.  We are starting to have some
>>more community engagement but the project could benefit from greater
>>exposure in the open source cummunity.  Our team
>>overlaps highly with the Cordova group. Watching the success for that
>>project in Apache has inspired us to contribute
>>Ripple to the ASF as well.
>>
>>Ripple fills a large gap in the toolset for most mobile web developers
>>between development on the desktop and testing
>>on the physical device.
>>
>>Current Status
>>==============
>>
>>Currently all development is managed on github via the issues and the
>>direction of the project is strongly influenced by
>>Research in Motion.  A more clear project plan and more open
>>communication will be needed by this project to abide by
>>the apache guidelines.
>>
>>Metriocracy
>>===========
>>
>>Ripple has been very accepting of letting in patches from 3rd party
>>developers and has been functioning like apache in requiring a CLA
>>for code to be pulled in. The core team is hoping to grow and include more
>>developers.
>>
>>Community
>>=========
>>
>>The development community of Ripple is a small but tight knit group but
>>the users of the project number more than 40,000. With the launch
>>ofemulate.phonegap.com (which is a portal for installing ripple) we
>>are
>>getting approx 5000 hits a day to that site.
>>
>>
>>Core Developers
>>===============
>>
>>See Inital Committers below.
>>
>>Alignment
>>=========
>>
>>Apache is a good match for this project due to it's close ties
>>to the Cordova Project. Cordova has been very successful as a project
>>since joining Apache and we hope Ripple will follow suit.
>>
>>Known Risks
>>===========
>>
>>Orphaned Products
>>-----------------
>>
>>Ripple is a core component to the toolset at RIM and the Cordova /
>>Phonegap community has embrased ripple into their tooling
>>as well. This project has been under active development for 3 years
>>and a lot of vested interest from both RIM and the
>>community is already present to keep the tool up to date.
>>
>>Inexperience with Open Source
>>-----------------------------
>>
>>Ripple has been opensourced at RIM for the last year.  All of the work
>>is done in the open. There are a few extra measures we need to learn
>>how to take (mailing lists, project planning) for working within the
>>ASF community.
>>However the team has a good understanding of what needs to happen, as
>>some of the
>>team are also contributers to the Apache Cordova Incubator project.
>>
>>Homogenous Developers
>>----------------------
>>
>>Ripple's core team currently all works at RIM with contributions for
>>some features done by third parties.  There is a
>>backlog of features currently done / being put in by third parties
>>such as Adobe and IBM.
>>
>>Reliance on Salaried Developers
>>-------------------------------
>>
>>Most of the developers are paid by their employer to contribute to
>>this project but are all highly involved on a personal
>>level with this project as well as the mobile web community.
>>
>>Relationships with Other Apache Products
>>----------------------------------------
>>
>>There is a strong overlap and relationship between the ripple and
>>cordova teams.  Gord Tanner is an active commiter in
>>both project and has been ensuring that both projects progress together.
>>
>>An Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand.
>>------------------------------------------------
>>
>>A driver for this project going to apache is to get broader community
>>enagagement and involvement.  Most of the developers
>>who would contribute to this project are already contributing to
>>Cordova so migrating over and contribuiting to ripple
>>would be a simple
>>
>>Documentation
>>=============
>>
>>Initial Source
>>===============
>>
>>Source can be found at: https://github.com/blackberry/Ripple-UI
>>
>>Source and Intellectual Property Submission Plan
>>================================================
>>Source is currently licensed via the Apache 2.0 license which is
>>inline with ASF.  All files currently
>>have an apache header on them with a copyright of Research in motion
>>(https://github.com/blackberry/Ripple-UI).
>>
>>Also we have some images that are not licensed under Apache (see
>>https://github.com/blackberry/Ripple-UI/blob/master/ext/assets/images/READ
>>ME.md)
>>The images are of some BlackBerry phones but can be removed if this is an
>>issue.
>>
>>All external contributions to the project currently require that an
>>ICLA or CCLA be signed by the contributor. Links to the documents can
>>be found below:
>>
>>  *
>>http://www.blackberry.com/legal/pdfs/webworks/Research_In_Motion_Limited_C
>>CLA_021811_cl.pdf
>>  *
>>http://www.blackberry.com/legal/pdfs/webworks/Research_In_Motion_Limited_I
>>CLA_021811_cl.pdf
>>
>>We believe the CLAs we have on file will allow RIM to sign a Software
>>Grant. (SGA)
>>
>>External Dependencies
>>======================
>>
>>- 3d.js (http://wiioperasdk.com) - Custom License:
>>http://wiioperasdk.com/sdk/3d.js
>>- Math.uuid.js (http://www.broofa.com) - Dual licensed under the MIT
>>and GPL licenses: http://www.broofa.com/Tools/Math.uuid.js
>>- OpenLayers.js (ttp://svn.openlayers.org/trunk/openlayers) - Licensed
>>under Clear BSD:
>>http://svn.openlayers.org/trunk/openlayers/license.txt
>>- almond.js (http://github.com/jrburke/almond) - Licensed under MIT:
>>https://github.com/jrburke/almond/blob/master/LICENSE
>>- draw.js (http://wiioperasdk.com) - Custom License:
>>http://wiioperasdk.com/sdk/draw.js
>>- jWorkflow (http://github.com/tinyhippos/jworkflow) - Licensed under
>>MIT: http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php
>>- jXHR.js
>>(https://github.com/blackberry/Ripple-UI/blob/master/thirdparty/jXHR.js)
>>- Licensed under MIT:
>>http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php
>>- jasmine (https://github.com/pivotal/jasmine) - Licensed under MIT:
>>http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php
>>- jquery (http://jquery.com) - Dual licensed under MIT and GPL:
>>http://jquery.org/license (includes sizzle.js, now licensed under MIT:
>>https://github.com/jquery/sizzle/blob/master/LICENSE)
>>- jquery.tooltip
>>(http://bassistance.de/jquery-plugins/jquery-plugin-tooltip/) - Dual
>>Licensed under MIT and GPL:
>>http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php
>>http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html
>>- jQuery UI (http://jqueryui.com) - Licensed under MIT:
>>http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php
>>- node (http://nodejs.org) - Dependant on node.js, but we do not
>>redistribute the source or binaries
>>- jake (git://github.com/mde/jake.git) - Dependant on jake, but we do
>>not redistribute the source or binaries
>>- jshint (http://github.com/jshint/node-jshint) - Licensed under MIT:
>>http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php
>>- csslint (http://github.com/stubbornella/csslint.git) - License
>>information here:
>>https://github.com/stubbornella/csslint/blob/master/LICENSE
>>- uglify-js (git@github.com:mishoo/UglifyJS.git) - Licensed under BSD:
>>https://github.com/mishoo/uglifyjs
>>- connect (git://github.com/senchalabs/connect.git) - Licensed under
>>MIT: https://github.com/senchalabs/connect/blob/master/LICENSE
>>- argsparser (git://github.com/kof/node-argsparser.git) - No license
>>specified: https://github.com/kof/node-argsparser
>>- jsdom (http://github.com/tmpvar/jsdom.git) - License information
>>here: https://github.com/tmpvar/jsdom/blob/master/LICENSE.txt
>>
>>Required Resources
>>==================
>>
>> * Mailing Lists
>>  - ripple-dev
>>  - ripple-commits
>>  - ripple-private
>> * git
>>  - git://git.apache.org/incubator-ripple.git
>>  - Mirrored to: https://github.com/apache/incubator-ripple
>> * issue tracking
>>  - Bugzilla (ripple)
>>
>>Initial Committers
>>==================
>>
>>  * Gord Tanner (gtanner@gmail.com)
>>  * Dan Silivestru (dan.silivestru@gmail.com)
>>  * Brent Lintner (brent.lintner@gmail.com)
>>  * Fil Maj (fil@adobe.com)
>>  * Micheal Brooks (mbrooks@adobe.com)
>>  * Mark Dineen (mark@dineen.biz)
>>
>>Sponsors
>>========
>>
>>Champion: Ross Gardler (rgardler@opendirective.com)
>>Mentor: Jukka Zitting (jukka.zitting@gmail.com)
>>
>>
>>Looking forward to the groups thoughts / comments,
>>
>>--
>>Dan Silivestru
>>Open Source Ambassador, RIM
>>+1 (519) 589-3624
>>
>>
>>--
>>Gord Tanner
>>Senior Developer / Code Poet
>>tinyHippos Inc.
>>@tinyhippos
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