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From Christopher <>
Subject Re: accumulo pull request: raccumulo Packaged: 2013-05-09 22:18:20 UTC; pgrim
Date Mon, 28 Oct 2013 18:38:31 GMT
We really should call these "sub-projects" for clarification.

Christopher L Tubbs II

On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 11:07 AM, Josh Elser <> wrote:
> On 10/27/13, 6:14 PM, Eric Whyne wrote:
>> 3b. After some discussion on our end, it's inclusion in the contrib where
>> the pull request places it is optimal for it's current state. It will make
>> an R interface to accumulo part of the core distribution. This could
>> potentially increase adoption of accumulo across more of the data science
>> community, I know it would intrigue us from a corporate standpoint...
>> that's why it was written.
> When we say 'contrib', we don't actually mean the 'contrib' directory in the
> core of Accumulo. Look at the first four repos on [1] (bsp, pig,
> instamo-archetype and the wikisearch). When we say "contrib repository", a
> brand new repository here is where we would see raccumulo fitting in.
> Despite this code being strongly tied to Accumulo, Accumulo is not strongly
> tied to it. That said, I'm still open to help you get raccumulo included
> underneath the Accumulo "umbrella" which will give anyone providing back a
> way to build up merit and recognition among the community (so we can get to
> a point where all interested parties can manage it themselves).
> I'll go ahead and contact general@incubator to see about any potential
> licensing issues due to R's GPL-ness and see what other guidance they might
> have about importing the code.
> - Josh
> [1]

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