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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Trivial Update of "SocialSiteProposal" by snoopdave
Date Thu, 09 Apr 2009 01:27:09 GMT
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  = 2.0 Background =
  
- Project SocialSite is an open source (CDDL/GPLv2) Social Networking Service based on Apache
Shindig (incubating). The software is not simply a "canned" Social Network or Facebook-in-a-box
type of web application; it's something different. Project SocialSite is designed to add social
networking features to existing web applications and web sites. Project SocialSite is made
up of two parts: 1) a social data server that supports the OpenSocial APIs and extensions
and 2) a set of OpenSocial gadgets that provide a complete user-interface for social networking.
+ [http://socialsite.dev.java.net Project SocialSite] is an open source (CDDL/GPLv2) Social
Networking Service based on Apache Shindig (incubating). The software is not simply a "canned"
Social Network or Facebook-in-a-box type of web application; it's something different. [http://socialsite.dev.java.net
Project SocialSite] is designed to add social networking features to existing web applications
and web sites. [http://socialsite.dev.java.net Project SocialSite] is made up of two parts:
1) a social data server that supports the OpenSocial APIs and extensions and 2) a set of [http://opensocial.org
OpenSocial] gadgets that provide a complete user-interface for social networking.
  
- * Current project website: http://socialsite.dev.java.net
+  * Current project website: http://socialsite.dev.java.net
- * Current project blog: http://blogs.sun.com/socialsite
+  * Current project blog: http://blogs.sun.com/socialsite
  
  
  = 3.0 Rationale =
  
- Project SocialSite was developed internally by Sun Microsystems and released as open source
under a dual CDDL/GPLv2 license in September 2008. Most of Sun's development team was laid-off
in January 2009, but development of the codebase has continued without salaried developers
and the community has expressed interest in continuing as a project, so long as a level playing
field can be established for contributors. To provide the governance needed to grow a viable
and diverse development community, the Project SocialSite community would like to become an
Apache project. Recently, Sun agreed to contribute the code base to the Apache Software Foundation
to make this possible.
+ [http://socialsite.dev.java.net Project SocialSite] was developed internally by Sun Microsystems
and released as open source under a dual CDDL/GPLv2 license in September 2008. Most of Sun's
development team was laid-off in January 2009, but development of the code-base has continued
without salaried developers and the community has expressed interest in continuing as a project,
so long as a level playing field can be established for contributors. To provide the governance
needed to grow a viable and diverse development community, the [http://socialsite.dev.java.net
Project SocialSite] community would like to become an Apache project. Recently, Sun agreed
to contribute the code base to the Apache Software Foundation to make this possible.
  
  
  = 4.0 Initial Goals =
  
- The initial goals of the project are to build an active community, learn to operate as an
Apache project, keep in sync with the evolving OpenSocial specifications and with the Apache
Shindig (incubating) project and continue to improve performance and usability.
+ The initial goals of the project are to build an active community, learn to operate as an
Apache project, keep in sync with the evolving [http://opensocial.org OpenSocial] specifications
and with the Apache Shindig (incubating) project and continue to improve performance and usability.
  
  
  = 5.0 Current Status =
  
- This section covers the current status of Project SocialSite.
+ This section covers the current status of [http://socialsite.dev.java.net Project SocialSite].
  
  
  == 5.1 Meritocracy ==
  
- SocialSite has been run under the Glassfish rules of governance, which dictate consensus-based
decision making and some level of meritocracy. The community members are familiar with the
Apache way and ready to work in an Apache-style meritocracy.
+ [http://socialsite.dev.java.net Project SocialSite] has been run under the Glassfish rules
of governance, which dictate consensus-based decision making and some level of meritocracy.
The community members are familiar with the Apache way and ready to work in an Apache-style
meritocracy.
  
  
  == 5.2 Community ==
  
- The SocialSite community is relatively small, but some members are already usiing SocialSite
in production. They are already working together by participating in mailing lists, contributing
code and submitting issues and patches.
+ The [http://socialsite.dev.java.net Project SocialSite] community is relatively small, but
some members are already usiing [http://socialsite.dev.java.net Project SocialSite] in production.
They are already working together by participating in mailing lists, contributing code and
submitting issues and patches.
  
  
  == 5.3 Core Developers ==
  
- SocialSite was originally developed by employees of Sun Microsystems, but the community
membership is no longer dominated by Sun.
+ [http://socialsite.dev.java.net Project SocialSite] was originally developed by employees
of Sun Microsystems, but the community membership is no longer dominated by Sun.
  
  
  == 5.4 Alignment ==
  
- Well aligned with Apache in terms of technologies and licensing. The codebase makes extensive
use of Apache technologies including Commons, Struts, Ant and Shindig. The community is happy
with changing the license terms and Sun, the copyright holder, is willing to make the necessary
code contribution.
+ Well aligned with Apache in terms of technologies and licensing. The code-base makes extensive
use of Apache technologies including Commons, Struts, Ant and Shindig. The community is happy
with changing the license terms and Sun, the copyright holder, is willing to make the necessary
code contribution.
  
  
  = 6.0 Known Risks =
@@ -55, +55 @@

  
  == 6.1 Orphaned products ==
  
- Risk level: moderate to high. Project SocialSite is definitely an orphaned product, but
this is mitigated by the facts that 1) development has continued after project cancellation
and 2) members of the community intent to use the code in production on major sites. There
is some risk that community members will not be able to commit the time necesary to build
communty and code necessary to achieve project status.
+ Risk level: moderate to high. [http://socialsite.dev.java.net Project SocialSite] is definitely
an orphaned product, but this is mitigated by the facts that 1) development has continued
after project cancellation and 2) members of the community intent to use the code in production
on major sites. There is some risk that community members will not be able to commit the time
necessary to build community and code necessary to achieve project status.
  
  
  = 6.2 Inexperience with Open Source =
@@ -63, +63 @@

  Risk level: low. All of the community members have experience with open source and several
have extensive experience with Apache.
  
  
- == 6.3 Homogenous Developers ==
+ == 6.3 Homogeneous Developers ==
  
  Risk level: low. The community is diverse and made up of developers from different organizations.
  
@@ -75, +75 @@

  
  == 6.5 Relationships with Other Apache Products ==
  
- Risk level: low to moderate. Project SocialSite is based on Apache products, but one of
these products is still incubating (Shindig).
+ Risk level: low to moderate. [http://socialsite.dev.java.net Project SocialSite] is based
on Apache products, but the most important of these products is still incubating (Shindig).
  
  
  == 6.6 A Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand ==
  
- Risk level: low. The Project SocialSite community wants to become an Apache project to gain
the governance and level playing field needed for viability, not any sort of marketing advantage.
+ Risk level: low. The [http://socialsite.dev.java.net Project SocialSite] community wants
to become an Apache project to gain the governance and level playing field needed for viability,
not any sort of marketing advantage.
  
  
  = 7.0 Documentation =
@@ -90, +90 @@

  
  == 7.1 Initial Source ==
  
- The initial source will come from the Subversion repository at Project SocialSite's Java.net
based site.
+ The initial source will come from the Subversion repository at [http://socialsite.dev.java.net
Project SocialSite]'s Java.net based site.
  
     https://socialsite.dev.java.net/svn/socialsite
  
  
  == 7.2 Source and Intellectual Property Submission Plan ==
  
- The plan is to 1) have Sun submit a the code grant paper work and 2) copy the code from
Project SocialSite's trunk to the Apache Incubator's Subversion respository. Once that is
done we will set about replacing license headers and changing names from Project SocialSite
to Apache SocialSite and changing the package names from com.sun.socialsite to org.apache.socialsite.
+ The plan is to 1) have Sun submit a the code grant paper work and 2) copy the code from
Project SocialSite's trunk to the Apache Incubator's Subversion repository. Once that is done
we will set about replacing license headers and changing names from [http://socialsite.dev.java.net
Project SocialSite] to Apache SocialSite and changing the package names from com.sun.socialsite
to org.apache.socialsite.
  
  
  = 7.3 External Dependencies =
  
- The Project SocialSite codebase has the following runtime dependencies:
+ The [http://socialsite.dev.java.net Project SocialSite] codebase has the following runtime
dependencies:
  
   * Java EE
   * Struts 2.0.11

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