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From Allen Wittenauer ...@apache.org>
Subject Re: LimitedPrivate and HBase (thoughts from an observer)
Date Wed, 08 Jun 2011 16:40:31 GMT

On Jun 8, 2011, at 6:53 AM, Doug Meil wrote:
> 
> Re: "How "closely related" does a project need to be to get this privilege?" / " What
is the criteria by which an API gets opened to something outside of the Hadoop umbrella"
> 
> Given the context of the original question, is this debate really necessary?  Everybody
knows that although HBase is a TLP now it grew out of Hadoop (e.g, there's a chapter about
HBase in the Hadoop book, etc.)  It's not like somebody from Hypertable was strong-arming
for feature requests.

	If HBase needs an API, why wouldn't something else?  Why should something be marked LimitedPrivate
to HBase instead of just making it Public and being done with it? 
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