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From Brent Lintner <brent.lint...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Crome store access for unofficial releases
Date Fri, 21 Jun 2013 17:53:26 GMT
Awesome! Thanks a lot, Ken! :-)


On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 7:40 PM, Ken Wallis <kwallis@blackberry.com> wrote:

> We are working on it. ;)  Sorry for no response.
>
> Big thing is planning an update to remove our dependence on the Heroku
> instance.
> --
>
> Ken Wallis
>
> Product Manager – WebWorks
>
> BlackBerry
>
> 289-261-4369
>
> ________________________________________
> From: Brent Lintner [brent.lintner@gmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, June 17, 2013 4:04 PM
> To: dev@ripple.incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Crome store access for unofficial releases
>
> Any updates on this from BlackBerry? (bump) :-)
>
> Thanks!
>
>
> On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 11:04 AM, Dan Silivestru
> <dan.silivestru@gmail.com>wrote:
>
> > Hi Christian,
> >
> > Agreed, it would be great if BB would donate the account to the ASF. I
> > think we can definitely work through all of the things you've mentioned
> > if/once that happens.
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Dan.
> >
> >
> > On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 7:59 AM, Christian Grobmeier <
> grobmeier@gmail.com
> > >wrote:
> >
> > > Hi
> > >
> > > On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 5:31 PM, Dan Silivestru
> > > <dan.silivestru@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > Hi Chris and Ken,
> > > >
> > > > We would like to request access to publish ripple to the Chrome Store
> > as
> > > an
> > > > unofficial channel for the work being done in Apache. I'm wondering
> if
> > > > BlackBerry would be willing to donate that account to Apache since it
> > is
> > > > actually branded as The Ripple Emulator and does not have any
> > BlackBerry
> > > > branding on it, nor does BlackBerry link to it from anywhere.
> > > >
> > > > I really do feel like this would be in the best interest of the
> > community
> > > > as well as the 75k users currently using the Chrome extension in the
> > > Google
> > > > Store. :-)
> > > >
> > > > Christian, is there a way for us to propose that this kind of a
> release
> > > > become official? Assuming BlackBerry will agree to donate the
> account?
> > > I'm
> > > > not sure if a chrome extension will be treated any differently then
> our
> > > NPM
> > > > package is.
> > >
> > > Assuming BB will donate it, the PMC can surely use it to publish
> > releases.
> > > But please note, the main official channel for our releases must be a
> > > source release
> > > on our own dist servers. There are a couple of requirements which we
> > > might need to match.
> > >
> > > While the PMC members all should have access to that channel, it is
> > > necessary to say
> > > that this is not the official distribution channel, but managed from
> > > PMC members. We need
> > > to make sure people know that there is one canonical source for Ripple.
> > >
> > > That said, the Chrome Store channel would need to be conform to
> > > trademarking requirements. This should be straightforward, when the
> > > channel is on hold of the PMC. It is not so easy when BlackBerry keeps
> > > it. To my knowledge the Ripple mark has been donated, and thus the use
> > > must be agreed with trademarks@apache.org. It is most likely that due
> > > to the similarity this will not be accepted.
> > >
> > > tldr: it would safe a lot of problems if BB would donate th chrome
> > > webstore channel to the ASF.
> > > In addition, the Apache Ripple PMC would need to find a way to
> > > securely share the password and to make sure, people understand there
> > > is an official canonical source for the releases and the Web store is
> > > an personal effort from the PMC.
> > >
> > > By the way, we make something similar in log4php land. We published
> > > log4php as so called composer package. This is going aside to our
> > > normal releases. Don't know if the publisher release is more popular
> > > than the download release, but i would not be surprised. From my
> > > experience is most enough to have up to date releases and say its
> > > maintained by the PMC to give a channel credibility, official or not.
> > >
> > > Cheers
> > > Christian
> > >
> > > >
> > > > Thanks in advance,
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Dan Silivestru
> > > > +1 (519) 589-3624
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > http://www.grobmeier.de
> > > https://www.timeandbill.de
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Dan Silivestru
> > +1 (519) 589-3624
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Brent Lintner
>
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