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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Proposal for Wookie a W3C Widget/Google Wave widget engine
Date Mon, 06 Jul 2009 23:33:52 GMT
2009/7/6 Kevin Brown <>:
> On Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 11:46 AM, Ross Gardler <> wrote:
>> 2009/7/6 Chris Chabot <>:


> This isn't quite accurate. OpenSocial doesn't require any notion of a single
> person owning something, and in the case of many products the 'friend graph'
> is not even a persistent entity at all (wave is a good example of such).
> Really, the relationship between users of the gadget is arbitrary. In the
> case of wave (the product), the wave itself 'owns' the gadget, whereas in a
> product like myspace, the owner of the profile page 'owns' the gadget. In a
> product like Google Friend Connect, the page that embeds the gadget 'owns'
> it.

OK, thanks for the clarification. As you can tell I'm not one of the
project committers and I'm still learning the nuances of all the
various overlapping specs.


Ross Gardler

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