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Re: [phonegap-dev] moving phonegap to the apache software foundation

Filip Maj Sep 28, 2011 11:04 AM
Posted in group: phonegap dev
All I've got to say is f'in rights!

On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 11:39 PM, Michael Brooks <> wrote:
> Well said. Thank you Brian!
> On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 4:17 PM, Brian LeRoux <>
> wrote:
>> Hello contributors, friends and PhoneGap hackers,
>> We have initialized the process to contribute PhoneGap to the Apache
>> Software Foundation (ASF). The process is straightforward beginning w/
>> a submission of a proposal to the ASF that describes the move in
>> detail. We've been looking at different options for a foundation
>> contribution since the beginning. Now is the time. PhoneGap is hugely
>> adopted and the IP belongs in an org aligned w/ our goals, philosophy
>> and the web. It will remain free software, licensed as it always has
>> been: Apache/BSD/MIT.
>> A key point of consideration w/ the move currently is the name
>> PhoneGap itself. As some here may know, we have had some litigious
>> posturing over the PhoneGap Trademark. This is, sadly, common in the
>> free software world. We wanted to choose something that was in the
>> spirit of PhoneGap, illustrated the move beyond phones, and did not
>> relate us to any companies producing khakis. We're thinking, Apache
>> DeviceReady. Kudos to Jesse for cooking that beauty up after an hour
>> of anguished brainstorming.
>> I will post the proposal to the PhoneGap wiki sometime this week. Your
>> early feedback is appreciated and encouraged.
>> Thanks,
>> Brian

Fil Maj
Web Software Engineer - Nitobi