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From "Aaron T. Myers" <...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] - YARN as a sub-project of Apache Hadoop
Date Thu, 26 Jul 2012 17:20:03 GMT
Hi Chris,

On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 8:00 AM, Mattmann, Chris A (388J) <
chris.a.mattmann@jpl.nasa.gov> wrote:

> Sub projects are not a good thing at Apache. Well, "official" sub projects
> that have their own committees, mailing lists, etc. You guys aren't talking
> about sub projects (though you call them that) -- in reality you are
> talking
> about *products* that the Apache Hadoop PMC releases. They may have
> different names, be on different release schedules, have different mailing
> lists even (which I still is not the right thing to do), but they are not
> *projects*. <snip>

Yea, sounds like we have a bit of a terminology problem here. We've always
called them "sub-projects", but in fact they're all managed by a single
PMC, released as a single artifact, live in a single source repository,
will soon have a single user mailing list, and have a largely overlapping
set of committers. The things they do maintain separately are *-dev@
/*-issues@/*-commits@ mailing lists, and separate "JIRA projects." I think
these separations are worth maintaining.

Anyway, I think that having totally separate TLPs may one day make sense,
but I think it would be premature to do so now.

Thanks for the discussion, Chris.

Aaron T. Myers
Software Engineer, Cloudera

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