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From Alon Keren <alon.ke...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Apache CouchDB is Alive and Kicking
Date Wed, 30 Nov 2011 19:11:54 GMT
You guys are moving too slow :)
http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3296363

On 30 November 2011 21:06, Jason Hess <jae.hess@me.com> wrote:

> +1 on the blog post.
>
>
> On Nov 30, 2011, at 11:04 AM, Mikeal Rogers wrote:
>
> > you should make this a blog post so that I can link to it :)
> >
> > On Nov 30, 2011, at November 30, 20119:43 AM, Jan Lehnardt wrote:
> >
> >> Apache CouchDB is Alive and Kicking
> >>
> >> “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” — Mark Twain
> >>
> >>
> >> In the past days at the end of November 2011, a few news items hit the
> >> tech scene that suggested that the Apache CouchDB project is done for.
> >>
> >> We, the Apache CouchDB team, are writing to you today: do not worry,
> >> the project is alive and well.
> >>
> >>
> >> Canonical and Ubuntu One
> >>
> >> In 2009 Canonical decided to base the data sync feature of their Ubuntu
> >> One project on Apache CouchDB. Its goal was to allow seamless synchro-
> >> nisation of personal data between different computers and devices and
> their cloud hosting service. A use-case that seemed perfect for
> >> CouchDB at the time, and we consider that still to be the case.
> >>
> >> Individuals from the CouchDB team have worked closely with the
> dev-elopers at Canonical to help making Ubuntu One a success. At some
> >> point in the past, these individuals developed patches to adapt CouchDB
> >> to certain Ubuntu One use cases. These patches diverged from the main
> >> CouchDB code base.
> >>
> >> Over time, it became harder and harder to reconcile these changes with
> >> the main CouchDB code base, so fixing bugs and rolling out new features
> >> from more recent CouchDB release took a lot more time and energy.
> >>
> >> At some point in the near past, we presume, Canonical decided to not
> >> pursue this any further. And we respect that decision and we wish them
> >> best with their development of their new U1DB, which is a database-
> >> agnostic API that takes after CouchDB's API, but is tied closer
> >> to their particular feature set.
> >>
> >> We'd like to thank Canonical for officially endorsing this part of the
> >> message.
> >>
> >>
> >> “The company behind CouchDB”
> >>
> >> During the development of Ubuntu One, Cannonical worked with Couchbase,
> >> who happen to employ some of CouchDB's committers. In a recent an-
> >> nouncement, they erroneously described Couchbase as the company behind
> >> CouchDB. We'd like the set the record straight by saying that this isn't
> >> the case. CouchDB is an Apache Software Foundation project and has no
> >> corporate sponsor.
> >>
> >> We are fortunate enough to have a number of companies who employ our
> >> committers or sponsor individual people to work on the project. These
> >> people, however, contribute to the project as individuals, regardless of
> >> their involvement with Cloudant, Couchbase, Enki Multimedia, Iris Couch,
> >> or any other corporate entity.
> >>
> >>
> >> The Future
> >>
> >> Apache CouchDB will continue to build great database technology and
> >> release stable, mature and trustworthy releases for our developers to
> >> build great applications on.
> >>
> >> We want to thank everybody for their support and look forward to a great
> >> future!
> >>
> >> On behalf of the The Apache CouchDB Project Management Committee,
> >>
> >> Jan Lehnardt,
> >> Chairman
> >> --
> >>
> >
>
>

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