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From Peter Lin <wool...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: What % of cassandra developers are employed by Datastax?
Date Fri, 23 May 2014 16:20:21 GMT
I agree "we" the community should be careful about drawing conclusions.

For the long term health and vitality of Cassandra, I feel more
contributors should be invited to become committers.


On Fri, May 23, 2014 at 12:17 PM, Jim Ancona <jim@anconafamily.com> wrote:

> I took a look at the Ohloh stats here:
> https://www.ohloh.net/p/cassandra/contributors/summary
>
> Note that committers are not the same as contributors. Dozens of people
> contribute patches that are committed to the codebase without being
> committers.
>
> Over the last year, the top four contributors (Jonathan Ellis, Sylvain
> Lebresne, Brandon Williams and Aleksey Yeschenko) were all Datastax
> employees. Together they were responsible for 70% of the commits over that
> time period. FWIW, the numbers for the last 30 days show those same top
> four accounting for 52%.
>
> I agree with Dave that we should be careful about what conclusions we draw
> from this kind of data.
>
> Jim
>
>
>
> On Sat, May 17, 2014 at 11:45 AM, Jack Krupansky <jack@basetechnology.com>wrote:
>
>>   I would note that the original question was about “developers”, not
>> “committers” per se. I sort of assumed that the question implied the
>> latter, but that’s not necessarily true. One can “develop” and optionally
>> “contribute” code without being a committer, per se. There are probably
>> plenty of users of Cassandra out there who do their own enhancement of
>> Cassandra and don’t necessarily want or have the energy to contribute back
>> their enhancements, or intend to and haven’t gotten around to it yet. And
>> there are also “contributors” who have “developed” and “contributed”
>> patches (ANYBODY can do that, not just “committers”) but are not officially
>> anointed as “committers”.
>>
>> So, who knows how many contributors or “developers” are out there beyond
>> the known committers. The important thing is that Cassandra is open source
>> and licensed so that any enterprise can use it and readily and freely debug
>> and enhance it without any sort of mandatory requirement that they be
>> completely dependent on some particular vendor.
>>
>> There’s actually a wiki detailing some of the other vendors, beyond
>> DataStax, who provide consulting (which may include actual Cassandra
>> enhancement in some cases) and support for Cassandra:
>> http://wiki.apache.org/cassandra/ThirdPartySupport
>>
>> (For disclosure, I am a part-time contractor for DataStax, but now on the
>> sales side, although by background is as a developer.)
>>
>> -- Jack Krupansky
>>
>>  *From:* Dave Brosius <dbrosius@mebigfatguy.com>
>> *Sent:* Saturday, May 17, 2014 10:48 AM
>> *To:* user@cassandra.apache.org
>> *Subject:* Re: What % of cassandra developers are employed by Datastax?
>>
>> The question assumes that it's likely that datastax employees become
>> committers.
>>
>> Actually, it's more likely that committers become datastax employees.
>>
>> So this underlying tone that datastax only really 'wants' datastax
>> employees to be cassandra committers, is really misleading.
>>
>> Why wouldn't a company want to hire people who have shown a desire and
>> aptitude to work on products that they care about? It's just rational. And
>> damn genius, actually.
>>
>> I'm sure they'd be happy to have an influx of non-datastax committers.
>> patches welcome.
>>
>> dave
>>
>>
>> On 05/17/2014 08:28 AM, Peter Lin wrote:
>>
>>
>> if you look at the new committers since 2012 they are mostly datastax
>>
>>
>> On Fri, May 16, 2014 at 9:14 PM, Kevin Burton <burton@spinn3r.com> wrote:
>>
>>> so 30%… according to that data.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Thu, May 15, 2014 at 4:59 PM, Michael Shuler <michael@pbandjelly.org>wrote:
>>>
>>>> On 05/14/2014 03:39 PM, Kevin Burton wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I'm curious what % of cassandra developers are employed by Datastax?
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> http://wiki.apache.org/cassandra/Committers
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Kind regards,
>>>> Michael
>>>>
>>>
>>>
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>>
>>
>>
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