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From Mathias Herberts <mathias.herbe...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSSION] Accumulo, another BigTable clone, has shown up on Apache Incubator as a proposal
Date Fri, 02 Sep 2011 20:24:45 GMT
Maybe a BOF at Hadoop World could clarify some things, provided some
of those folks attend the conference.

On Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 22:01, Bernd Fondermann
<bernd.fondermann@googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Friday, September 2, 2011, Gary Helmling <ghelmling@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> Claims a relationship with HBase.  Is there overlapping code or is this
> just
>> the duplication of functionality?  There's no community relationship that
>> I'm aware of.  I haven't seen any of the proposed committers on the HBase
>> user and dev lists to this point, so that doesn't set much of a precedent
>> for community interaction.
>>
>>
>> Overall I see no meaningful differentiation vs HBase as an existing
> project,
>> no past attempts to interact with the most relevant Apache community, and
>> only an, until now, private "community" of government users.  I think it's
>> great that they want to open source this.  I don't want to discourage that
>> -- go for it!  But I don't see what the benefit is of ASF incubating this.
>> I only see the potential for community fragmentation and market confusion
>> over such closely similar projects.
>
> Over the years, many "competing" projects went through incubation or were
> developped in different projects. There are at least 5 HTTP servers, two
> WS-* stacks, three build tools, there is Cassandra, HBase and CouchDB. No
> project can claim to dominate a particular technical domain. Maybe a bit
> surprising, this evolution of projects has fostered innovation and
> contributed to ASFs versatlity.
>
> The only thing you can really do is write code that rocks, build an open
> community and put out great releases.
>
>  Bernd
>

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