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From Dan Silivestru <dan.silives...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Ripple Emulator
Date Tue, 09 Oct 2012 15:02:55 GMT
Thank you Christian for coming on board as a mentor, great to have you.

We now have a sponsor and 2 mentors, do we need more? What would be the
next steps?

Thanks,

Dan.

On Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 5:48 AM, Plaquette, Paul <paul.plaquette@intel.com>wrote:

> Congratulations !
>
> On Sat, Oct 6, 2012 at 11:15 AM, Brian LeRoux <b@brian.io> wrote:
>
> > 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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> ____________________________
>
> Paul Plaquette,
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> Intel Corporation SAS
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