Apache Rave: Enterprise Social Networking Out-Of-The-Box
Apache Rave is a new Incubator project commissioned to develop an open standards-based web and social mash-up engine for the Enterprise. The goal for Apache Rave is to become a leading open-source, context-aware User Experience Platform capable of delivering a wide variety of interaction channels, using open standards technologies as OpenSocial and W3C widgets and REST based services. As Rave advances, it will add features like content integration, collaboration, personalization, and rich user application features.
Apache Rave was initiated in 2010 at the previous ApacheCON in Atlanta and through subsequent discussions during the first Eurpean OpenSocial Event in Utrecht (The Netherlands), and thereafter created as a joint effort of several existing projects and individual participants. The Rave project thus provides an interesting case-study for bringing together multiple projects with already mature code bases. Rave members are also working together to reach out to other related Apache projects like Shindig and Wookie, to other potentially interested projects and developers both within and outside Apache, and most importantly to the many and diverse target communities.
During the presentation project initiators from Hippo, The MITRE Corporation and Indiana University will provide an overview of Apache Rave: the current status, its features and the goals, and talk about the process getting there.