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From mfc <mikefconn...@verizon.net>
Subject Re: Using Map/Reduce without HDFS?
Date Sun, 02 Sep 2007 04:12:40 GMT


Thanks for letting me know that I can vote thru JIRA as well as voice my 
opinion on this forum.

I think this project has a lot of potential. I'm new to it, and I'm hoping
I can convince others I work with of what I think it can do. I think you
are doing a great job the way it is being handled.


Doug Cutting wrote:
> mfc wrote:
>> How can this get higher on the priority list? Even just a single
>> appender.
> Fundamentally, priorities are set by those that do the work.  As a 
> volunteer organization, we can't assign tasks.  Folks must volunteer to 
> do the work.  Y! has volunteered more than others on Hadoop, but that 
> doesn't mean that anyone sets Y!'s priorities but Y!.
> The surest way to make things happen here is to do them yourself.  If 
> you're not qualified, then you can either: become qualified; help in 
> other areas, where you are qualified, and hope this frees up folks to 
> work on what you want; or, you can politely express your interest and 
> patiently wait.
> That said, we all benefit from knowing what features others want.  If a 
> vast number of people are interested in a feature, then that indicates 
> that the imolementation of that feature might bring new users.  And new 
> users typically bring new developers, and new developers make the 
> project stronger.  So please, don't hesitate to lodge feature requests 
> and to vote for existing feature requests, but it would be a mistake to 
> expect someone else to implement features on your schedule.
> Cheers,
> Doug

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