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From Eric Evans <>
Subject Re: How is Cassandra being used?
Date Wed, 16 Nov 2011 16:56:35 GMT
On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 2:59 PM, Jonathan Ellis <> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 8:46 AM, Gary Dusbabek <> wrote:
>> Here is what should determine where energy is spent:  if enough people
>> are willing to expend the effort to voice their concerns about feature
>> X in JIRA and on the mailing list, and there are people willing to do
>> the technical work, and it doesn't represent a technical Wrong Turn
>> for the project, then it should (it will) get worked on.
> Well, sort of.  I'm *willing* to work on all or most of the 217 open
> Cassandra tickets, but since I don't have time to do them all I need
> to prioritize aggressively.  My motivation here is to get more data
> for that prioritization, which so far has been mostly guided by
> intuition.
> It sounds like your implicit assumption is that jira + mailing list
> are a good enough approximation for who-is-using-what, but I'm not
> sure that's the case.

There probably is a rather large group of "shadow" users whose
(valuable?) input doesn't make it to the list or bug tracker.  It
sounds like Gary is questioning whether we should be giving these
people a voice.  Assuming I have that right, I agree that's a very
good question.  This is a community-based project after all.

Eric Evans
Acunu | | @acunu

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