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From Berin Lautenbach <be...@wingsofhermes.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Nutch
Date Fri, 07 Jan 2005 08:54:53 GMT
+1 from here!

Cheers,
	Berin

Noel J. Bergman wrote:
> Doug proposed this a week and change ago (bad timing to do such things
> around major holidays :-)).  So far we have support from Dain, Nicola Ken,
> Doug, Eric Hatcher, Henning, Roy and myself.
> 
> Roy, Nicola Ken, and myself provide the minimum 3 +1 from the PMC based upon
> the current roster.
> 
> 	--- Noel
> 
> --------------------------------------------
> 
> 
> (0) rationale
> 
> 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.
> 
> Nutch is a two-year-old open source project, currently hosted at Sourceforge
> and backed by its 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 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 recently proposed search.apache.org
> top-level project, with Lucene and its various ports.
> 
> (0.1) criteria
> 
> Meritocracy:
> 
> Nutch's developers are already comfortable operating as a meritocracy.
> Nutch's 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 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 a variant of the Apache License 1.0.
> The developers have approved a move to the Apache 2.0 license and a
> re-assignment of copyright to the Apache Foundation. We have signed
> Contributor License Agreements on file for all developers.
> 
> (3) identify the ASF resources to be created
> 
> (3.1) mailing list(s)
> 
> nutch-dev
> nutch-commits
> nutch-user
> nutch-agent
> (3.2) Subversion or CVS repositories
> 
> https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/nutch
> (3.3) Jira
> 
> Nutch (NUTCH)
> (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
> 
> Erik Hatcher, Champion and Mentor
> Doug Cutting, Mentor
> 
> 
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