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The future of Project SocialSite: Apache?

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Cool Dave Count on Globant to help you on this. Cheers ropu

Posted by Bruno Ropu Rovagnati on March 27, 2009 at 02:24 PM EDT #

Great news!, hope to see it in ASF soon.

Posted by Leandro Milmanda on March 27, 2009 at 07:23 PM EDT #

Is there any update on this information, what is the status of social site incubation ? Is there any well known alternative to SocialSite for someone who wants to integrate Shindig to turn its web site into a social site ?

Posted by frederic rougeot on December 16, 2009 at 05:06 AM EST #

No news yet, but I'm hopeful that I will have some news by early 2010... stay tuned. - Dave

Posted by Dave Johnson on December 18, 2009 at 12:02 AM EST #

Dave,

I've been exploring Shindig for the past month. I've seen posts in the Shindig dev mailing list from other developers like me who are trying to leverage the Shindig gadget container to produce gadget dashboards similiar to iGoogle and JIRA. Chris Chabot has stated in the mailing lists (I'm paraphrasing here) that Shindig is focused provide gadget and OpenSocial services for clients and servers but the UI is not Shindig's focus.

I stumbled across SocialSite yesterday and thought the project may be picking up where Shindig leaves off. After reading your blog posts, I get the sense I may be right. Is SocialSite something I should consider using if I want to build a gadget container UI in an application? If SocialSite can be leveraged to help construct a gadget container UI then I'd be very interested in participating in the project. In the meantime, should I use what is out on java.net to continue my evaluation?

Regards,
Jason

Posted by Jason Southern on January 07, 2010 at 12:48 PM EST #

SocialSite provides a social graph server (stores profiles, connections, activities, etc.) and Gadgets that provide a complete UI for social networking features. It does not provide a drag-and-drop dashboard that holds gadgets (yet). I'm not sure if that's what you are looking for, but please do take a closer look. The Java.net project is a good starting point (for now). - Dave

Posted by Dave Johnson on January 12, 2010 at 05:33 PM EST #

Hi Dave I know it has been a while since the last comment here so I was just wondering if there has been any news on whether this project is going to be revived? Are you aware of any other similar projects in the Java world? Thanks

Posted by Farid on May 07, 2011 at 01:54 PM EDT #

There is still some small chance that Oracle will come through and complete the code grant to Apache, but in some sense that is just the first step... SocialSite needs a lot of work and it pretty far behind in terms of OpenSocial versions and Shindig, etc.

Posted by Dave Johnson on May 08, 2011 at 12:55 PM EDT #

Hey Dave, how is the progress now ?

Posted by Simer Plaha on April 27, 2012 at 08:50 PM EDT #

Simer, I've given up on trying to get Oracle to donate SocialSite as they promised. If you're interested in OpenSocial-based infrastructure, checkout Apache Rave and Apache Shindig. - Dave

Posted by Dave Johnson on April 29, 2012 at 09:44 AM EDT #

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