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
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