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Re: Apache Wookie incubator project

From: Ross Gardler <rgardler@apache.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 17:01:42 +0100
Message-ID: <61c9bc470908190901l58609b30mafd6ddcdbd64c396@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Cc: "public-xg-socialweb@w3.org" <public-xg-socialweb@w3.org>, Scott Wilson <scott.bradley.wilson@gmail.com>
Thanks Dan (I'm not subscribed to the socialweb list so this may need
forwarding/moderating through)

It is worth noting that there will be a combined Wookie and Shindig
meetup at ApacheCon US in November. This will be free to attend. We
also hope to have representatives from SocialSite as well, an open
source social networking framework that is currently moving from Sun
to the ASF incubator.



2009/8/19 Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>:
> Dear Social Web W3C Incubator, Some information about Wookie, a new Apache
> Incubator...,
> "Wookie is a Java server application that allows you to upload and deploy
> widgets for your applications. Wookie is based on the W3C Widgets
> specification, but widgets can also be included that use extended APIs such
> as Google Wave Gadgets and OpenSocial."
> The Wookie project has been taken on by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
> as an incubator. ASF also host the Shindig project, which provides Java and
> PHP implementations of OpenSocial. Wookie is interesting since it tries to
> bridge the world of Website-based "widgets" (gadgets, apps), ie. OpenSocial
> and Facebook, with those that use a software installation model, eg. zip'd
> widgets typically for mobile, desktop and other devices (like TVs).
> W3C has been standardising some Widgets work in the latter tradition;
> OpenSocial and Shindig are the main "open" efforts in the former. While
> there is considerable overlap in scope (and potential for collaboration, eg.
> addressbook/contacts APIs), to date they've remained distinct worlds. This
> is why I find Wookie very good news - it provides an opensource
> collaboration for exploring the use of W3C Widgets spec in a Website-based
> deployment model, ie. bringing the two styles of widget together. It also
> integrates with and (I believe) uses OpenSocial/Shindig.
> There's a blog post here with more details -
> http://osswatch.jiscinvolve.org/2009/07/17/wookie-accepted-into-apache-incubator/
> http://zope.cetis.ac.uk/members/scott/blogview?entry=20090721125354
> orig proposal: http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/WookieProposal
> asf discussion: http://markmail.org/thread/lsjfeu2poqhvvwwa
> project homepage (pre apache): http://getwookie.org/Welcome.html
> Also do read this detailed response from Chris Chabot, on the relationship
> to OpenSocial, Shindig etc:
> http://markmail.org/search/?q=wookie+google+chris+chabot#query:wookie%20google%20chris%20chabot+page:1+mid:hgjduhiozskjf4q6+state:results
> New project Wiki: http://cwiki.apache.org/WOOKIE/
> From the blog posts above, here is how to get involved:
> "If you're interested, there is a mailing list set up for developers; to
> subscribe to the list, send a message to
> wookie-dev-subscribe@incubator.apache.org". I've done just that...
> cheers,
> Dan
> ps. harry, this closes "# [CONTINUES] ACTION: danbri circulate wookie
> proposal to the xg" ...

Ross Gardler

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