Nitobi’s Brian LeRoux, who works on PhoneGap, has announced the start of a process to move the project to the Apache Software Foundation:
We have initialized the process to contribute PhoneGap to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). The process is straightforward beginning w/ a submission of a proposal to the ASF that describes the move in detail. We’ve been looking at different options for a foundation contribution since the beginning. Now is the time. PhoneGap is hugely adopted and the IP belongs in an org aligned w/ our goals, philosophy and the web. It will remain free software, licensed as it always has been: Apache/BSD/MIT.
Apparently the name may change thanks to a trademark dispute.
PhoneGap seems to have plenty of momentum and is turning up in a variety of tools, including Adobe DreamWeaver and Embarcadero RAD PHP XE2, to mention two I am aware of.