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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "LuceneConnectorFrameworkProposal" by KarlWright
Date Tue, 05 Jan 2010 19:21:17 GMT
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The "LuceneConnectorFrameworkProposal" page has been changed by KarlWright.
http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/LuceneConnectorFrameworkProposal?action=diff&rev1=18&rev2=19

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  The Connector Framework fills an often significant gap in the Lucene experience, namely,
how to get content locked away in a content repository into Lucene/Solr/Nutch/Mahout/Tika.
Naturally, many other tools (search engines and others) will also have this same problem.
A Connector Framework would also be useful for someone wishing to migrate between content
repositories, too.
  
  = Current Status =
- Connector Framework has been under development and in use in the field for close to five
years, deployed on a MetaCarta search engine appliance. Almost all development of the project
has been done by Karl Wright ( kwright@metacarta.com ). Some individual connectors were developed
initially by contractors hired by MetaCarta, Inc., but maintenance and further development
is currently handled by the MetaCarta team.
+ Connector Framework has been under development and in use in the field for close to five
years, deployed on a MetaCarta search appliance. Almost all development of the project has
been done by Karl Wright ( kwright@metacarta.com ). Some individual connectors were developed
initially by contractors hired by MetaCarta, Inc., but maintenance and further development
is currently handled by the MetaCarta team.
  
  Development of Connector Framework can therefore be viewed as core framework development,
plus development of individual connectors. Core framework development is currently not a terribly
collaborative process, as there are no maintainers of the core functionality other than Mr.
Wright. Development of new connectors has been done in the past in a much more collaborative
way by supplying a developer with a "development kit", and then integrating the resulting
connector (with whatever changes might have been necessary) into the source tree.
  
@@ -101, +101 @@

  == Relationships with Other Apache Products ==
  We expect almost all of the Apache Lucene ecosystem will benefit from having a standard
way of connecting to content repositories. Additionally, users of UIMA should also benefit.
We also see an especially tight connection with Tika, as much of the content in these types
of repositories are "rich" document types which will then need their content extracted.
  
- == A Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand ==
+ == An Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand ==
  All of us are familiar with the value that Apache brings to a project in building out a
community. We also are all significant users of Apache Lucene and related tools (Solr, Nutch,
Mahout, Tika) and expect a close relationship with those projects will help significantly
grow the LCF community.
  
  = Documentation =
@@ -119, +119 @@

  
  Other external dependencies, such as jCIFS for the Share Connector, are licensed with LGPL,
and thus may need to be treated in a manner similar to the closed API's even though they are
open source. These include the postgresql JDBC driver, and JTDS.
  
- TODO: Upload a tarball and a Software Grant
+ The software grant will be faxed to the Apache Software Foundation if and when the proposal
herein described is accepted.  The sources will be committed directly to Apache svn at that
time.  MetaCarta patents are not infringed by this grant.  Also, MetaCarta trademarks are
not included in this grant.
+ 
  
  = External Dependencies =
  The project dependencies, other than on other Apache projects, are as follows:

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