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From Brent Lintner <brent.lint...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Crome store access for unofficial releases
Date Mon, 17 Jun 2013 23:04:10 GMT
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
>



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Brent Lintner

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