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From Patrick Hunt <ph...@apache.org>
Subject Re: ZooKeeper as TLP discussion results.
Date Thu, 08 Apr 2010 16:52:17 GMT

On 04/08/2010 09:11 AM, Doug Cutting wrote:
> http://incubator.apache.org/incubation/Incubation_Policy.html#Minimum+Graduation+Requirements

I can speak only for ZK but we are hitting on all cylinders from this 
list. All the process/infra/legal items have long ago been committed. We 
have strong partnerships with multiple Apache projects (HBase and Solr 
in particular) and a dedication to "the apache way".

 > The only requirement in doubt is diversity.

If you read through the full thread, and not just the snippets Doug 
pulled, you would see a strong community and commitment to both 
increasing diversity and gaining TLP status. The hurdle we face today 
wrt diversity is that while usage is picking up, it's been historically 
hard for us to gain contributors. This is primarily due to the fact that 
we have a) highly targeted & complex project, and b) relatively mature 
project and user base. We are not a new project, where the majority of 
code is yet to be written. We are working to increase diversity, (again, 
see the thread for some discussion of this) however it's slow going. 
Recently we have seen a big upswing in users (twitter, digg, Solr, 
Cassandra, Neo4j, etc...) due to our efforts at evangelism. The hope is 
that these new users, along with some new areas for development, would 
stimulate contributor growth. If you have any ideas or could provide 
help in this area please feel free to discuss on our dev list.


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