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From Brian McCallister <bri...@skife.org>
Subject Re: [RESULT] [VOTE] Accept Shindig for Incubation
Date Tue, 04 Dec 2007 18:40:39 GMT
I've filed infra tickets for Shindig tuff to be set up :-)

On Dec 3, 2007, at 1:33 PM, Brian McCallister wrote:

> +1: 25
> 0: 1
> -1: 0
>
> Looks like it passed! Woo hoo!
>
> On Nov 28, 2007, at 4:59 PM, Brian McCallister wrote:
>
>> This vote will run until Monday, Dec. 3, 2007.
>>
>> [ ] +1 Accept Shindig for incubation
>> [ ] 0 Don't care
>> [ ] -1 Reject for the following reason :
>>
>> --------
>> = 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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