A: PhoneGap is an open source implementation of open standards and FREE. That means developers and companies can use PhoneGap for mobile applications that are free, commercial, open source, or any combination of these.
In October 2011, PhoneGap was donated to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under the name Apache Cordova. Through the ASF, future PhoneGap development will ensure open stewardship of the project. It will remain free and open source under the Apache License, Version 2.0.
PhoneGap is an open source distribution of Cordova. Think about Cordova’s relationship to PhoneGap like WebKit’s relationship to Safari or Chrome.
A: Apple always has the final say, but as of version 0.8, PhoneGap apps are okay. Apple has done a technical review and PhoneGap apps do not violate the Terms & Conditions of the App Store. PhoneGap aside, each app will be judged on its own merits.
A: If you’d like to contribute to PhoneGap, and we hope you will, please go to cordova.io