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From "Eddie O'Neil" <ekon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept Shindig for Incubation
Date Thu, 29 Nov 2007 02:22:57 GMT
  +1

Eddie

On Nov 28, 2007 6:59 PM, Gav... <brightoncomputers@brightontown.com.au> wrote:
>
> <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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>
> --
> Gav...
>
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