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From "Aaron Kimball (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (MAPREDUCE-1644) Remove Sqoop from Apache Hadoop (moving to github)
Date Tue, 30 Mar 2010 20:30:27 GMT

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Aaron Kimball commented on MAPREDUCE-1644:
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Allen,

The Incubator is most appropriate for projects which are building strong development communities
in an attempt to grow to TLP status. Sqoop has been under active development for a year and
while it is gaining a user base, a diverse developer base does not seem to be materializing
of its own accord. Thus I don't think that going through the process hurdles of incubation
are necessarily appropriate at this time.

My goal is to perform the necessary technical transitions, then get Sqoop toward a state where
it can produce releases rapidly and regularly, independent of the heavier-weight Hadoop release
process.

Within this framework I intend to improve Sqoop's integration with other systems (namely Hive)
which could not be done within the context of the MapReduce project itself.

According to http://incubator.apache.org/incubation/Incubation_Policy.html the requirements
for graduating from incubator to TLP status include:

{quote}
The project is not highly dependent on any single contributor (there are at least 3 legally
independent committers and there is no single company or entity that is vital to the success
of the project)
{quote}

I don't think it's appropriate to enter the incubator at this time, when I don't have a foreseeable
plan to overcome this hurdle. Hadoop is also moving away from subprojects, so it doesn't seem
reasonable to add yet another one there.

Nothing prevents Sqoop from being brought into the Incubator at a later time, if a diverse
set of developers emerge to improve Sqoop. But an incubator project that has a single committer
seems overwrought.


> Remove Sqoop from Apache Hadoop (moving to github)
> --------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: MAPREDUCE-1644
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MAPREDUCE-1644
>             Project: Hadoop Map/Reduce
>          Issue Type: Task
>          Components: contrib/sqoop
>            Reporter: Aaron Kimball
>            Assignee: Aaron Kimball
>         Attachments: MAPREDUCE-1644.patch
>
>
> Sqoop is moving to github! All code for sqoop is already live at http://github.com/cloudera/sqoop
- this issue removes the duplicate code from the Apache Hadoop repository before the 0.21
release.

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