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From Joseph Gentle <>
Subject Re: A Call To Developers
Date Wed, 12 Jun 2013 23:14:38 GMT
I love it. Well said, and I totally agree. (Although I still like
having ShareJS on Github.)


On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 12:48 PM, Michael MacFadden
<> wrote:
> Wavers,
> It has become clear that there a MANY more people are interested in Wave
> that we had previously thought.  There recent explosion of interest is
> fantastic.  However, what I am seeing is that the wave community is
> splintered and fragmented.  There are a lot of people who have been doing
> development work on wave related concepts like OT, federation, etc outside
> of Apache Wave.  Maybe they thought they were not welcome.  Maybe they
> though the existing code base was headed in the wrong direction.  Maybe they
> thought we would not be open to their project ideas.  Who knows.  Whatever
> the reason, there have been many side projects all over the web some how
> related to wave.  Either inspired by wave, or developed to explore some
> alternative to the way wave did something.
> I would like to try to unite these efforts in to one umbrella project.  From
> a code base perspective, we can create multiple folders in our repository
> were proof of concepts and side projects can exist along side WiaB. If this
> drives activity and interest to Apache Wave, then fantastic.  Sure we would
> love to have 20 people jump in and help us with the current issues directly
> in WiaB.  If people want to do that, by all means PLEASE HELP.  But if that
> is not what you are interested in, but you ARE interested in some other path
> forward, please join our community.  Please use Apache Wave as your home to
> develop Wave technology.  Be it OT, Clients, Protocols, what have you.
> There is nothing that says the WiaB in its current form has to be the only
> product produced by this project.  We could have a generic core OT Engine /
> API that powers wave.  We could have the core server that leverages this
> engine.  We could have multiple clients, etc.
> I specifically named the project Apache Wave and not Apache Wave in a Box,
> because the vision was the eventually this project would become the home of
> a whole ecosystem of wave related things.
> If there is one current truth, it is that none of our groups has been
> independently successful in developing and distributing a widely used and
> adopted OT based collaboration project.  I think together we can be more
> successful than apart.  Yes that means we have to hash things out on the
> mailing list occasionally, but I think we are all open to input from anyone.
> If we can create a place for side projects, then perhaps people will be more
> free to bring their ideas and efforts here.
> To that end, I would put a call out to people who are currently working on
> related projects to officially joint the Apache Wave community.  Contribute
> some code, whatever that may be.  Help start a proof of concept for an OT
> Engine, work on the client server protocol, whatever you want to do, come do
> it here.
> Together we can keep our collective momentum.  Become a committer here.  We
> need you.
> Sincere Regards,
> ~Michael

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