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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Updated: NutchProposal
Date Mon, 20 Dec 2004 20:27:49 GMT
   Date: 2004-12-20T12:27:49
   Editor: DougCutting <cutting@apache.org>
   Wiki: Incubator Wiki
   Page: NutchProposal
   URL: http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/NutchProposal

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Change Log:

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@@ -7,41 +7,58 @@
 
 [http://www.nutch.org/ Nutch] is web search software.  It builds on the Apache Lucene search
library, adding a crawler, web database (including full link graph), plugins for various document
formats, user interface, etc.  It is currently used by sites such as http://search.creativecommons.org/,
http://library.cornell.edu/, and the Internet Archive.
 
-[http://www.nutch.org/ Nutch] is a two-year-old open source project, currently hosted at
Sourceforge and backed by it's own non-profit organization.  The non-profit was founded in
order to assign copyright, so that we could retain the right to change the license.  We have
now determined that the Apache license is the appropriate license for Nutch and no longer
require the overhead of an independent non-profit organization.  Nutch's [ http://www.nutch.org/docs/en/org.html
board of directors ] and its developers have both been polled and support a move to the Apache
foundation.
+[http://www.nutch.org/ Nutch] is a two-year-old open source project, currently hosted at
Sourceforge and backed by it's own non-profit organization.  The non-profit was founded in
order to assign copyright, so that we could retain the right to change the license.  We have
now determined that the Apache license is the appropriate license for Nutch and no longer
require the overhead of an independent non-profit organization.  Nutch's [http://www.nutch.org/docs/en/org.html
board of directors] and its developers have both been polled and support a move to the Apache
foundation.
+
+We anticipate that Nutch will join the new search.apache.org top-level project, joining Lucene
and its various ports.
 
 '''(0.1) criteria'''
 
 ''Meritocracy: ''
 
+Nutch's developers are already comfortable operating as a meritocracy.  Nutch's [http://www.nutch.org/docs/en/policies.html
current developer policies] are a bit more informal than that of Apache, but, then, there
have never been any notable conflicts to resolve.
 
 ''Community: ''
 
+Nutch has an [http://www.mail-archive.com/nutch-developers@lists.sourceforge.net/ established
and active] developer community.
 
 ''Core Developers:''
 
+Nutch has four active committers who are experienced open source developers.
 
 ''Alignment:''
 
+Nutch currently users the following Apache projects: Ant, Lucene, Xerces, POI, commons.
 
 '''(0.2) warning signs'''
 
 ''Orphaned products: ''
 
+Nutch is not an orphan.  It has the same corporate sponsors that it has always had.
+
 ''Inexperience with open source:''
 
+Nutch's committers are experienced with open source.
+
 ''Homogenous developers:''
 
+Nutch's committers do not all share an employer or nation.  All decisions are made openly
on public mailing lists.
+
 ''Reliance on salaried developers:''
 
+Nutch has no salaried developers.
+
 ''No ties to other Apache products:''
 
+Nutch has strong ties to Lucene.
+
 ''A fascination with the Apache brand:''
 
+Nutch has a strong brand already.  While the Apache brand will enhance that, that is not
a primary motivation for Nutch to join Apache.
+
 '''(1) scope of the subprojects'''
 
 All code is currently licensed under the Apache License 1.0.
 
-
 '''(3) identify the ASF resources to be created '''
 
 
@@ -62,7 +79,10 @@
 '''(4) identify the initial set of committers '''
 
  * Doug Cutting (Lucene committer)
-
+ * Michael Cafarella (current Nutch committer at Sourceforge)
+ * Andrzej Bialecki (current Nutch committer at Sourceforge)
+ * John Xing (current Nutch committer at Sourceforge)
+ * Sami Siren (current Nutch committer at Sourceforge)
 
 '''(5) identify apache sponsoring individual '''
 

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