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From Eli Collins <...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: Defining Hadoop Compatibility -revisiting-
Date Fri, 13 May 2011 22:18:17 GMT
On Fri, May 13, 2011 at 3:13 PM, Allen Wittenauer <aw@apache.org> wrote:
>
> On May 13, 2011, at 2:55 PM, Doug Cutting wrote:
>
>> On 05/13/2011 07:28 PM, Allen Wittenauer wrote:
>>> If it has a modified version of Hadoop (i.e., not an actual Apache
>>> release or patches which have never been committed to trunk), are
>>> they allowed to say "includes Apache Hadoop"?
>>
>> No.  Those are the two cases we permit.  We used to say that it was
>> enough for a patch to be in Jira, but Roy clarified last year that
>> committed to trunk is a better line, since that means the code has been
>> reviewed and accepted by the community.
>
>
>        So what do we do about companies that release a product that says "includes
Apache Hadoop" but includes patches that aren't committed to trunk?
>

It's not just companies by the way, we the Hadoop project just made an
official Apache release that contains patches not yet in trunk...

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