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From Vincent Siveton <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Apache SocialSite
Date Thu, 09 Apr 2009 11:00:03 GMT
Joining the Apache community is great news, gives more visibility to
the SocialSite community and ... lets an opportunity to the project to
not simply die.
Worthwhile initiative, thanks Dave!

As Shindig PMC, I am specially interested on the Shindig parts :)
Could you please comment:
* "Project SocialSite is ... based on Apache Shindig (incubating)"
Could you develop on this integration? Is that it can be seen as a
kind of risk due to the incubation?
* "keep in sync ... with the Apache Shindig (incubating) project"
How do you plan to do that? I am willing to help you!

Also, an IP question: do we need to have in our hands the grant paper
from Sun before starting the incubation process?



2009/4/9 Dave <>:
> On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 11:26 PM, Nick Lothian
> <> wrote:
>> I'm quite interested in this proposal - I think it's a good fit at Apache, and Dave
has put projects through the incubator before.
>> I'd like to highlight something that's made me a little hesitant about getting involved
in SocialSite earlier, though. As it stands now it's quite large, moderately complex codebase,
with a very, very small community. The commits mailing list shows Dave has been the only committer
active on it since January, and the dev list is also of correspondingly low volume.
>> In the "Reliance on Salaried Developers" the proposal says "Risk level: moderate.
The community includes members who are paid to work on the code and some who are not." What
part of the system are these paid developers working on?
> Those are valid concerns and your observations are correct.
> The salaried developers are from the consulting firm Globant, which
> has an OpenSocial practice and has done extensive work for Google.
> They are preparing to put SocialSite into production at a large web
> site made up of multiple web applications and communities. They have
> been working on "porting" SocialSite to JBoss, Tomcat and making the
> JPA implementation work with Hibernate's JPA. They have not yet
> submitted patches for this code.
> - Dave
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Dave []
>>> Sent: Thursday, 9 April 2009 11:12 AM
>>> To:
>>> Cc: Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart;; Jamey Wood; Robert
>>> Bissett;;; Tony Ng
>>> Subject: [PROPOSAL] Apache SocialSite
>>> Greetings to all,
>>> It's my pleasure to present to you a proposal for a new project Apache
>>> SocialSite, a social networking service based on Apache Shindig
>>> (incubating) with an end-user interface composed entirely of
>>> OpenSocial gadgets and designed to add social networking features to
>>> existing web applications (e.g. Roller, JSPWiki, your favorite webapp,
>>> etc.). You can find the full proposal on the Incubator wiki:
>>> I look forward to your comments and suggestions on this proposal.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Dave
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