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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
Hadoop.

Thanks,
Eli

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