Hi vinces, Just some parallel questions bc i'm confused. - You email us all in Bcc? Bc it show like you just emailed me directly and i can't reply to all (bad); - In the sense of centralizing developers efforts, isn't that what lauchpad is all about? Can't we at this point pretty much forget the forum/wiki ?
And to all, - All other mentioned projects source codes should be inputted into launchpad as branches of the main programming team launchpad, correct? Chop-chop ppl, only zynergy, zmsocial and Zirm are there yet. Dario Figueira On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 4:45 AM, vinces1979 <vinces1...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hey ZM Devs, > > Like many other developers, I am sure we can all see, that there is > some major splintering of data and a lot of unneeded duplication that is > occurring within the movements development community. There are numerous > different forums and applications, all with their own registrations, > logins, and profiles. Again and again the same questions are being asked > and time is needed to answer these questions and to assist users though > the registration process, not to mention the time taken by developers to > source and implement these sites, the resources, money and time spent > building these "copy" sites. It feels to me like our community isn't > really a community but a group of smaller groups all struggling on their > own to accomplish the same goals. > > I have heard so many good ideas and I think we need to make it > easier for people to implement these ideas for the movement. New > developers shouldn't have to think about setting up logins and > registrations, handling profiles and user data. They should be able to > start building their apps for the community to use, without reinventing > the wheel over and over again. > > So we are starting a new ambitious project and I am putting the code > and the idea out there for feedback and/or assistance. This will be a > fully opensource project from the ground up, built around the ideas and > methodologies set forth by the opensource movement. All code contributed > must be fully opensource and GPL compatible. We need a system that we > can build and improve moving forward and not rely exclusively on any > company or external organization for any piece of it. > > We propose building a new web application framework for the movement, > with the main purpose of letting our developers work together to build > and maintain one large system with all the pieces working together as > one. > > The basic idea behind this app has been tried and tested. This concept > allows developers to work within a general framework, run own code on > their own servers and dispaly results within the main site. The > developers are essentially only responsible for populating a div. The > rest of the site is manged by the framework. User accounts and data are > shared amoung the apps giving the illusion of one site, but distribute > the majority of the site content across all of our resources. > > This primary idea stands behind social networking sites "apps", and > mobile phone "apps", so the idea is not a new one. But these platforms > always restrict the developers for "security" reasons to lock the > developers out of functionality and require them to jump through hoops > to get their apps to work on the providers proprietary platform. > > We hope to eliminate the need for much of this unneeded security by > opening the source, and using best existing development methods of > collaboration, together with new approaches being actively created > within our team. We will of course need to protect some personal details > (this will need to be decided upon), but allowing developers make what > they want within our community platform without limits should be a goal. > > As suggested above, the movement apps will be fully opensource and > GPL compatible. Applications' developers must agree to full transparency > in development and in source control. As well as agree to code audits by > peers on the live code. > The Initial idea was drafted in Wave: > https://wave.google.com/wave/#restored:wave:googlewave.com!w%252B9K05p_RIA<https://wave.google.com/wave/#restored:wave:googlewave.com%21w%252B9K05p_RIA> > > Launchpad Project: > https://launchpad.net/zynergy > > We look forward to hearing some great ideas and feedback from the team. > > Thanks for your time, > > Vince > -- > This message was sent from Launchpad by the user > vinces1979 > (https://launchpad.net/~vinces1979<https://launchpad.net/%7Evinces1979> > ) > using the "Contact this team" link on the The Zeitgeist Movement > Programming Team > team page to each member directly. > For more information see > https://help.launchpad.net/YourAccount/ContactingPeople >
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