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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@opendirective.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Ripple Emulator
Date Tue, 09 Oct 2012 15:11:45 GMT
On 9 October 2012 16:02, Dan Silivestru <dan.silivestru@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?

We "need" another mentor (although there is no fixed requirement on
the number of mentors, three seems to be the generally accepted target
number).

Volunteers?

Ross

>
> 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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>>
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>>
>
>
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> Dan Silivestru
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