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From Arun C Murthy <...@yahoo-inc.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Direction for Hadoop development
Date Tue, 07 Dec 2010 16:45:32 GMT

On Dec 6, 2010, at 5:09 PM, Roy T. Fielding wrote:

> On Dec 6, 2010, at 3:45 PM, Doug Cutting wrote:
>> On 12/06/2010 02:40 PM, Chris Douglas wrote:
>>> It is nonsense to assert that every PMC member has the right to  
>>> block
>>> work because it conflicts with their personal vision  [ ... ]
>>
>> This is the way Apache projects operate.  It requires that folks  
>> listen to criticism and potentially accept compromises if they wish  
>> to make progress.  If folks cannot reach consensus in an area then  
>> that area will not make progress.
>
> Generally speaking, vetoing extension interfaces without a compelling
> technical reason is not the way Apache operates.  We make extensions
> modular so that diverse collaborators can specialize according to
> their own needs, not just your needs.


Thanks for the clarifications Roy.

Doug, do you wish to retract your veto on extensions to SequenceFile?

We can continue discussions on the rest of the technical merits of the  
jira.

thanks,
Arun

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