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From Eli Collins <...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Shall we adopt the "Defining Hadoop" page
Date Wed, 15 Jun 2011 23:11:06 GMT
On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 3:42 PM, Chris Douglas <cdouglas@apache.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 3:25 PM, Eli Collins <eli@cloudera.com> wrote:
>> But Yahoo! hasn't.  According to this wiki YDH (0.20.100) would *not*
>> be considered Apache Hadoop. For example see HADOOP-6962 which refers
>> to 0.20.9, an internal Yahoo! release, not an official Apache release.
>> Are you really comfortable saying Yahoo! doesn't run Hadoop?
> This conclusion does not follow. The guidelines prohibit companies
> from distributing that software as "Hadoop". It takes no position on
> whether a company that modifies a release of Apache Hadoop for its
> deployment credits the project.

This is independent of distribution. The guideline clearly defines
such an artifact as a "derivative work" and states that "Products that
are derivative works of Apache Hadoop are not Apache Hadoop".
Therefore it's false for the company to claim they are using Apache


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