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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "BlueSky" by gdapenny
Date Sat, 02 Jul 2011 06:45:58 GMT
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http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/BlueSky?action=diff&rev1=34&rev2=35

  BlueSky is an e-learning solution designed to help solve the disparity in availability of
qualified education between well-developed cities and poorer regions of China (e.g., countryside
of Western China).  BlueSky is already deployed to 12 + 5 primary/high schools with positive
reviews.  
  
  == Proposal ==
- We propose to move future development of BlueSky to the Apache Software Foundation in order
to build a broader user and developer community. We hope to encourage contributions and use
of Bluesky by other developing countries with similar education needs. Currently, the BlueSky
system is still not handy to deploy or ,what we think, not economical enough for poor region.
So we hope that with the help of developers all around the world, the system could become
more powerful and functional in education area.
+ We propose to move future development of BlueSky to the Apache Software Foundation in order
to build a broader user and developer community. We hope to encourage contributions and use
of Bluesky by other developing countries with similar education needs. Currently, the BlueSky
system has already been deployed in India supported by IBM in India and  we hope that with
the help of developers all around the world, the system could become more powerful and functional
in education area.
  
  
  == Background ==
- Bluesky is being sponsored in part by IBM and by the Government of the PRC, through funding
of a program headed by Prof. Zheng Qing Hua of Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU)in Xi'an PRC.
 The project originated as a tool to help solve the great disparity between access to high
quality education between the developed regions in China and the ledd developed regions. As
of today, approx 70% of China's population live in rural, less developed regions of China.
Bluesky helps teachers in the developed regions provide instruction to children in these poorer,
less developed regions. 
+ Bluesky is being sponsored in part by IBM and by the Government of the PRC, through funding
of a program headed by Prof. Zheng Qing Hua of Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU)in Xi'an PRC.
 The project originated as a tool to help solve the great disparity between access to high
quality education between the developed regions in China and the less developed regions. As
of today, approx 70% of China's population live in rural, less developed regions of China.
Bluesky helps teachers in the developed regions provide instruction to children in these poorer,
less developed regions. 
  
- BlueSky is consisted with two subsystems -- RealClass system and MersMp system, both of
which contains a set of flexible, extensible applications such as "Distance Collaboration
System", "Collaboration player", "Collaboration recording tool", "Resources Sharing and Management
Platform " and so on, designed by engineers and educators with years of experience in the
problem domain, as well as a framework that makes it possible to create new applications that
exist with others. 
+ BlueSky is developed from RealClass system to an integrated system,which can support both
Windows and Linux.It now contains a set of flexible, statible applications for interactive
process, such as "Distance Collaboration System", "Integaration of living, recording and vedio-on-
demanding, "Access of mobile terminal" and so on, designed by engineers and educators with
years of experience in the problem domain, as well as a framework that makes it possible to
create new applications that exist with others. 
  
- BlueSky was originally created by Qinghua Zheng and Jun Liu in September 2005. The BlueSky
development is being done at XJTU-IBM Open Technology and Application Joint Develop Center,
more than 20 developers are involved. And it entered incubation on 2008-01-12. Currently,
it is on the way to the first release.
+ BlueSky was originally created by Qinghua Zheng and Jun Liu in September 2005. The BlueSky
development is being done at XJTU-IBM Open Technology and Application Joint Develop Center,
more than 20 developers are involved. And it entered incubation on 2008-01-12. Currently,
it is on the way to the 4th release.
  
  == Rationale ==
  
@@ -28, +28 @@

   * Increase public awareness of BlueSky and of the application of Apache licensing to business
application level software. Lately the news is full of companies that are using a dual-license
(GPL and commercial) model for enterprise software and BlueSky working with Apache opens an
opportunity to strengthen what we feel is a much higher value way of doing things for both
contributors and users. 
   * Help the project attract contributors and service providers to attract clients who would
feel more comfortable with the licensing coming through a well known and established organization
like Apache. 
  
- == Initial Goals ==
+ == Recent Goals ==
-  * The project currently relies on code licensed under the GPL & LGPL (derived from
mplayer and ffmpeg).  Prior to vote for final acceptance, this GPL code must be removed.
-  * Internationalize the primary interface (?)
+  * Release new version of code 
+  * Advance the development of the 5th version
-  * Make more documentation available in English. English documentation available [[http://incubator.apache.org/bluesky/files/html/User_guide.html|here]].

+  * Upload documentation available in English. English documentation available [[http://incubator.apache.org/bluesky/files/html/User_guide.html|here]].

  
  
  == Current Status ==
  
+ BlueSky has been on incubation for three years on apache community. We are trying to develop
Bluesky project in ASF.
- BlueSky has been on incubation for the first stage on apache community. The Bluesky Project
is an e-learning solution designed to balance education resources between well-developed cities
and poor regions of China, that is, bringing qualified education resources to backward area
students.Infrastructure has been set up. Mailing lists for dev, commits and user, with official
website, are operational.
- 
  
   '''Incubation Status Report'''
-  *[[http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/September2009|September 2009]]
+  *[[http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/June.2011|June 2011]]
  
  
  
@@ -119, +118 @@

  === Other Resources ===
  
  == Initial Committers ==
+  * Bowen Ma
+  * Chen Liu
-  * Shan Jiang
-  * Yang Wu
-  * Ting Peng
-  * Wei Dong
-  * Liyuan Dong
-  * Weimei Lv
-  * Jie Lin
-  * Jingjing Gao
-  * Fan Zhang
+  * Weizhan Zhang
-  * Dong Yang
+  * Ping Chen
+  * Zhonghan Wu
+  
  
  == Affiliations ==
  

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