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From "Franklin, Matthew B." <mfrank...@mitre.org>
Subject RE: [VOTE] Ripple Emulator to be admitted to the incubator
Date Fri, 12 Oct 2012 12:17:48 GMT
+1 (binding)

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Gord Tanner [mailto:gtanner@gmail.com]
>Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2012 12:04 PM
>To: general@incubator.apache.org
>Subject: [VOTE] Ripple Emulator to be admitted to the incubator
>
>Please cast your votes!
>
>[ ] +1, recommend Ripple to move into the incubator
>[ ] +0, abstain/don't care
>[ ] -1, do not recommend Ripple to move into the incubator,because...
>
>
>
>Ripple, A Mobile Environment Emulator
>=====================================
>
>Abstract
>========
>
>Ripple is a browser based mobile phone emulator designed to aid in the
>development
>of HTML5 based mobile applications.  Ripple is a cross platform and cross
>runtime testing/debugging tool. It currently supports such runtimes as
>Cordova, WebWorks
>and the Mobile Web.
>
>Proposal
>========
>
>Ripple is going to be (in some circles already is) the goto emulator
>for rapid development of mobile web applications. This
>will be accomplished by quickly keeping up with the mobile web
>platforms as they arise (Cordova, Tizen, WAC, WebWorks, etc).
>
>Background
>==========
>
>Ripple started as a product of tinyHippos and was aquired by Research
>in Motion in late March 2011.  Ripple was then open sourced
>under the Apache 2.0 License and hosted on the blackberry github
>account (http://github.com/blackberry/Ripple-UI).
>
>Ripple is a browser based mobile phone emulator that runs as a chrome
>extension.  It fills the gap for developers between
>developing on their desktops/laptops and having to test on platform
>specific emulators or physical devices. Ripple allows develors
>to quickly edit-refresh-test in Chrome on their desktops/laptops while
>working on web content that will be embedded and distributed
>as a native application.
>
>Rationale
>=========
>
>The project is currently opensourced and managed by a small team at
>Research in Motion.  We are starting to have some
>more community engagement but the project could benefit from greater
>exposure in the open source cummunity.  Our team
>overlaps highly with the Cordova group. Watching the success for that
>project in Apache has inspired us to contribute
>Ripple to the ASF as well.
>
>Ripple fills a large gap in the toolset for most mobile web developers
>between development on the desktop and testing
>on the physical device.
>
>Current Status
>==============
>
>Currently all development is managed on github via the issues and the
>direction of the project is strongly influenced by
>Research in Motion.  A more clear project plan and more open
>communication will be needed by this project to abide by
>the apache guidelines.
>
>Metriocracy
>===========
>
>Ripple has been very accepting of letting in patches from 3rd party
>developers and has been functioning like apache in requiring a CLA
>for code to be pulled in. The core team is hoping to grow and include more
>developers.
>
>Community
>=========
>
>The development community of Ripple is a small but tight knit group but
>the users of the project number more than 40,000. With the launch
>ofemulate.phonegap.com (which is a portal for installing ripple) we
>are
>getting approx 5000 hits a day to that site.
>
>
>Core Developers
>===============
>
>See Inital Committers below.
>
>Alignment
>=========
>
>Apache is a good match for this project due to it's close ties
>to the Cordova Project. Cordova has been very successful as a project
>since joining Apache and we hope Ripple will follow suit.
>
>Known Risks
>===========
>
>Orphaned Products
>-----------------
>
>Ripple is a core component to the toolset at RIM and the Cordova /
>Phonegap community has embrased ripple into their tooling
>as well. This project has been under active development for 3 years
>and a lot of vested interest from both RIM and the
>community is already present to keep the tool up to date.
>
>Inexperience with Open Source
>-----------------------------
>
>Ripple has been opensourced at RIM for the last year.  All of the work
>is done in the open. There are a few extra measures we need to learn
>how to take (mailing lists, project planning) for working within the
>ASF community.
>However the team has a good understanding of what needs to happen, as
>some of the
>team are also contributers to the Apache Cordova Incubator project.
>
>Homogenous Developers
>----------------------
>
>Ripple's core team currently all works at RIM with contributions for
>some features done by third parties.  There is a
>backlog of features currently done / being put in by third parties
>such as Adobe and IBM.
>
>Reliance on Salaried Developers
>-------------------------------
>
>Most of the developers are paid by their employer to contribute to
>this project but are all highly involved on a personal
>level with this project as well as the mobile web community.
>
>Relationships with Other Apache Products
>----------------------------------------
>
>There is a strong overlap and relationship between the ripple and
>cordova teams.  Gord Tanner is an active commiter in
>both project and has been ensuring that both projects progress together.
>
>An Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand.
>------------------------------------------------
>
>A driver for this project going to apache is to get broader community
>enagagement and involvement.  Most of the developers
>who would contribute to this project are already contributing to
>Cordova so migrating over and contribuiting to ripple
>would be a simple
>
>Documentation
>=============
>
>Initial Source
>===============
>
>Source can be found at: https://github.com/blackberry/Ripple-UI
>
>Source and Intellectual Property Submission Plan
>================================================
>Source is currently licensed via the Apache 2.0 license which is
>inline with ASF.  All files currently
>have an apache header on them with a copyright of Research in motion
>(https://github.com/blackberry/Ripple-UI).
>
>Also we have some images that are not licensed under Apache (see
>https://github.com/blackberry/Ripple-
>UI/blob/master/ext/assets/images/README.md)
>The images are of some BlackBerry phones but can be removed if this is an
>issue.
>
>All external contributions to the project currently require that an
>ICLA or CCLA be signed by the contributor. Links to the documents can
>be found below:
>
>  *
>http://www.blackberry.com/legal/pdfs/webworks/Research_In_Motion_Lim
>ited_CCLA_021811_cl.pdf
>  *
>http://www.blackberry.com/legal/pdfs/webworks/Research_In_Motion_Lim
>ited_ICLA_021811_cl.pdf
>
>We believe the CLAs we have on file will allow RIM to sign a Software
>Grant. (SGA)
>
>External Dependencies
>======================
>
>- 3d.js (http://wiioperasdk.com) - Custom License:
>http://wiioperasdk.com/sdk/3d.js
>- Math.uuid.js (http://www.broofa.com) - Dual licensed under the MIT
>and GPL licenses: http://www.broofa.com/Tools/Math.uuid.js
>- OpenLayers.js (ttp://svn.openlayers.org/trunk/openlayers) - Licensed
>under Clear BSD:
>http://svn.openlayers.org/trunk/openlayers/license.txt
>- almond.js (http://github.com/jrburke/almond) - Licensed under MIT:
>https://github.com/jrburke/almond/blob/master/LICENSE
>- draw.js (http://wiioperasdk.com) - Custom License:
>http://wiioperasdk.com/sdk/draw.js
>- jWorkflow (http://github.com/tinyhippos/jworkflow) - Licensed under
>MIT: http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php
>- jXHR.js (https://github.com/blackberry/Ripple-
>UI/blob/master/thirdparty/jXHR.js)
>- Licensed under MIT:
>http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php
>- jasmine (https://github.com/pivotal/jasmine) - Licensed under MIT:
>http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php
>- jquery (http://jquery.com) - Dual licensed under MIT and GPL:
>http://jquery.org/license (includes sizzle.js, now licensed under MIT:
>https://github.com/jquery/sizzle/blob/master/LICENSE)
>- jquery.tooltip
>(http://bassistance.de/jquery-plugins/jquery-plugin-tooltip/) - Dual
>Licensed under MIT and GPL:
>http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php
>http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html
>- jQuery UI (http://jqueryui.com) - Licensed under MIT:
>http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php
>- node (http://nodejs.org) - Dependant on node.js, but we do not
>redistribute the source or binaries
>- jake (git://github.com/mde/jake.git) - Dependant on jake, but we do
>not redistribute the source or binaries
>- jshint (http://github.com/jshint/node-jshint) - Licensed under MIT:
>http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php
>- csslint (http://github.com/stubbornella/csslint.git) - License
>information here:
>https://github.com/stubbornella/csslint/blob/master/LICENSE
>- uglify-js (git@github.com:mishoo/UglifyJS.git) - Licensed under BSD:
>https://github.com/mishoo/uglifyjs
>- connect (git://github.com/senchalabs/connect.git) - Licensed under
>MIT: https://github.com/senchalabs/connect/blob/master/LICENSE
>- argsparser (git://github.com/kof/node-argsparser.git) - No license
>specified: https://github.com/kof/node-argsparser
>- jsdom (http://github.com/tmpvar/jsdom.git) - License information
>here: https://github.com/tmpvar/jsdom/blob/master/LICENSE.txt
>
>Required Resources
>==================
>
> * Mailing Lists
>  - ripple-dev
>  - ripple-commits
>  - ripple-private
> * git
>  - git://git.apache.org/incubator-ripple.git
>  - Mirrored to: https://github.com/apache/incubator-ripple
> * issue tracking
>  - Bugzilla (ripple)
>
>Initial Committers
>==================
>
>  * Gord Tanner, Research In Motion (gtanner@gmail.com)
>  * Dan Silivestru, Research In Motion (dan.silivestru@gmail.com)
>  * Brent Lintner, Research In Motion (brent.lintner@gmail.com)
>  * Fil Maj, Adobe (fil@adobe.com)
>  * Micheal Brooks, Adobe (mbrooks@adobe.com)
>  * Mark Dineen (mark@dineen.biz)
>
>Sponsors
>========
>
>* Champion: Ross Gardler (rgardler@opendirective.com)
>* Mentor: Jukka Zitting (jukka.zitting@gmail.com)
>* Mentor: Christian Grobmeier (grobmeier@gmail.com)
>* Mentor: Andrew Savory (asavory@apache.org)

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