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From Konstantin Shvachko <...@yahoo-inc.com>
Subject Re: Hadoop TLP?
Date Fri, 14 Dec 2007 18:48:14 GMT

Is there a link for diversity regulations on apache site?

Doug Cutting wrote:
> I think it is time that we make Hadoop a top level project (TLP) at 
> Apache, hadoop.apache.org, leaving our current home as a Lucene 
> subproject.  HBase could become a sub-project, as could Pig (now 
> incubating) and perhaps others.
> Hadoop, unlike all other Lucene subprojects, does not use Lucene.  Its 
> community has considerably less overlap with other Lucene subprojects 
> than the rest. It also is beginning to have subproject-like things of 
> its own, like HBase, pushing the boundaries of subproject management.
> Many members of the Lucene PMC have little familiarity with the Hadoop 
> community.  For example, HBase might like to nominate a new committer, 
> but a majority of the Lucene PMC would find it difficult to evaluate 
> this candidate, since they do not follow HBase development.  It would be 
> better if such discussions could be made by a PMC that had 
> representation from and broad familiarity with HBase.
> Diversity is an issue with Hadoop becoming a TLP.  The majority of 
> Hadoop committers are employed by Yahoo!.  But I think we can construct 
> an initial PMC that is diverse enough to overcome this, with perhaps 
> three folks from Yahoo!, two from Powerset, and three or four 
> independent folks, so that Yahoo! does not have a majority on the PMC.
> Would other members of the Hadoop community support this move?
> Thanks,
> Doug

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