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From "Gav..." <brightoncomput...@brightontown.com.au>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept Shindig for Incubation
Date Thu, 29 Nov 2007 01:59:52 GMT

<quote who="Brian McCallister">
> This vote will run until Monday, Dec. 3, 2007.
>
> [X] +1 Accept Shindig for incubation
> [ ] 0 Don't care
> [ ] -1 Reject for the following reason :

(nb)

Gav...

>
> --------
> = Abstract =
>
> Shindig will develop a container and backend server components for
> hosting OpenSocial applications.
>
> = Proposal =
>
> Shindig will develop a JavaScript container and implementations of
> the backend APIs and proxy required for hosting OpenSocial applications.
>
> = Background =
>
> OpenSocial provides a common set of APIs for social applications
> across multiple websites. With standard JavaScript and HTML,
> developers can create social applications that use a social network's
> friends and update feeds.
>
> A social application, in this context, is an application run by a
> third party provider and embedded in a web page, or web application,
> which consumes services provided by the container and by the
> application host. This is very similar to Portal/Portlet technology,
> but is based on client-side compositing, rather than server.
>
> More information can be found about OpenSocial at
> http://code.google.com/apis/opensocial/
>
> == Rationale ==
>
> Shindig will provide implementations of an emerging set of APIs
> for client-side composited web applications. The Apache Software
> Foundation has proven to have developed a strong system and set of
> mores for building community-centric, open standards based systems
> with a wide variety of participants.
>
> A robust, community-developed implementation of these APIs will
> encourage compatibility between service providers, ensure an excellent
> implementation is available to everyone, and enable faster and
> easier application development for users.
>
> The Apache Software Foundation has proven it is the best place for
> this type of open development.
>
> The Shindig OpenSocial implementation will be able to serve as
> a reference implementation of the standard.
>
> = Current Status =
>
> This is a new project.
>
> = Meritocracy =
>
> The initial developers are very familiar with meritocratic open
> source development, both at Apache and elsewhere. Apache was chosen
> specifically because the initial developers want to encourage this
> style of development for the project.
>
> === Community ===
>
> Shindig seeks to develop developer and user communities during
> incubation.
>
> = Core Developers =
>
> The initial set of committers includes folks from several commercial
> OpenSocial container providers, including Ning, Google, Hi5, and
> MySpace. We have varying degrees of experience with Apache-style
> open source development, ranging from none to ASF Members.
>
> = Alignment =
>
> The developers of Shindig want to work with the Apache Software
> Foundation specifically because Apache has proven to provide a
> strong foundation and set of practices for developing standards-based
> infrastructure and server components.
>
> = Known Risks =
>
> == Orphaned products ==
>
> Shindig is new development of an emerging set of APIs.
>
> == Inexperience with Open Source ==
>
> The initial developers include long-time open source developers,
> including Apache Members.
>
> == Homogenous Developers ==
>
> The initial set of developers is diverse, but are all employed by
> OpenSocial
> container providers. Building a more diverse developer community is a
> high
> priority for this project.
>
> == Reliance on Salaried Developers ==
>
> The initial group of developers are all employed by potential consumers
> of the project. Remedying this is a large part of why we want to bring
> the
> project to Apache.
>
> == Relationships with Other Apache Products ==
>
> None in particular.
>
> ==  A Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand ==
>
> We believe in the processes, systems, and framework Apache has put
> in place. The brand is nice, but is not why we wish to come to
> Apache.
>
> = Documentation =
>
> Google's OpenSocial Documentation:
>      http://code.google.com/apis/opensocial/
>
> Ning's OpenSocial Documentation:
>      http://tinyurl.com/3y5ckx
>
> = Initial Source =
>
> The initial source will consist of the Javascript container and a
> Java based backend providing services to the container. The source
> is being contributed by Google, and will be by a code grant.
>
> = External Dependencies =
>
> The initial code relies on PHP and the jQuery library.
>
> = Required Resources =
>
> Developer and user mailing lists
>
> A subversion repository
>
> A JIRA issue tracker
>
> = Initial Committers =
>
>      Andy Smith          (Google)
>      Brian McCallister   (Ning)
>      Brian Stoler        (Google)
>      Cassie Doll         (Google)
>      Dan Bentley         (Google)
>      Dan Farino          (MySpace)
>      David Glazer        (Google)
>      David Harkness      (Google)
>      David Sklar         (Ning)
>      Doug Coker          (Google)
>      Evan Gilbert        (Google)
>      Graham Spencer      (Google)
>      Jeffrey Regan       (Google)
>      John Hjelmstad      (Google)
>      John Panzer         (Google)
>      Jun Yang            (Google)
>      Jussi Myllymaki     (Google)
>      Kevin Brown         (Google)
>      Martin Traverso     (Ning)
>      Paul Lindner        (Hi5)
>      Ramkumar Ramani     (Google)
>      Thomas Baker        (Ning)
>      Thomas Dudziak      (Ning)
>      Tim Williamson      (Ning)
>      Zhen Wang           (Google)
>
> = Sponsors =
>
> == Champion ==
>
>      Brian McCallister
>
> == Nominated Mentors ==
>
>      Thomas Dudziak
>      Brian Fitzpatrick
>      Santiago Gala
>      Greg Stein
>      Upayavira
>      Sylvain Wallez
>
> == Sponsoring Entity ==
>
> The Apache Incubator.
>
>
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