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From hc busy <hc.b...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Pig to become a TLP
Date Wed, 01 Sep 2010 00:05:01 GMT
Neat!

Congratulations, again, on the solidarity !

I feel that Pig is one of the more reliable and mature ways to program
Hadoop. I look forward to seeing more a$$ kicking of all the other systems.

:-)

On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 2:41 PM, Alan Gates <gates@yahoo-inc.com> wrote:

>
> On Aug 30, 2010, at 1:41 PM, hc busy wrote:
>
>  +1, Congrads on the near unanimous vote for progress.
>>
>> Btw, can somebody tell me what the change was from March when this was
>> discussed and now? At that time, every one seem to have felt that Pig can
>> only handle Hadoop as backend and doesn't make sense for it to become a
>> TLP
>> by itself. In fact, I remember a ticket to remove the possibility of a
>> different backend. What did I miss?
>>
>
> I can only speak for myself, but in the original discussion thread on
> pig-dev (http://bit.ly/byD7L8 ) I discussed why I changed my vote over the
> course of the last few months.
>
>
>
>>
>> 1.) Technically, what developments/or future plans make it a separate
>> project from Hadoop? (Other backend support?)
>>
>
> While we still want to design Pig and Pig Latin in such a way that there
> may be separate implementations that do not run on Hadoop, nothing in this
> regard has changed in the last few months.  What did change is that I (and I
> think others) realized that being connected technically to Hadoop does not
> mean we need to be connected in our governance.
>
>
>  2.) What are the non-technical factors that changed since March that made
>> this vote possible? (Donation from large company?)
>>
>
> Apache does not require that projects raise any finances.  Pig is (as it
> has been) supported by the contributions of those choose to work on it and
> those who are paid to work on it.
>
>
>  3.)  Can I make tax deductible contributions to the Apache Pig Project ?
>>
>
> Wow, that's a huge vote of confidence.  Thanks.  But no.  Contributions to
> Pig can be made (as before) in code, documentation, user feedback, etc.  You
> can donate money to Apache itself, which goes to support the infrastructure
> for Pig and all Apache projects.  For more info see
> http://apache.org/foundation/support-apache.html  (I have no idea if that
> is tax deductible or not.)
>
> Alan.
>
>

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