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PhoneGap : Beginner's Guide - Third Edition by Giorgio Natili, Purusothaman Ramanujam

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PhoneGap and Apache Cordova

PhoneGap was originally developed by Nitobi and the company was later acquired by Adobe in 2011. After it was acquired, Adobe donated the PhoneGap code base to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under the project name Cordova, which is the name of the street in Vancouver where Nitobi's offices were located and where the company created the first version of PhoneGap.

One of the biggest advantages of moving the code base to the ASF is that anyone can easily contribute to the project. Many companies are not only comfortable with the Apache-flavored licenses but already have a Contributor License Agreement with Apache. For developers who are interested in contributing to a vibrant open source project, Apache Cordova ...

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