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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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