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From "Tom White" <tom.e.wh...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Hadoop TLP?
Date Fri, 14 Dec 2007 07:15:13 GMT

On 13/12/2007, Doug Cutting <cutting@apache.org> 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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