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From Ian Holsman <li...@holsman.net>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Solr
Date Fri, 06 Jan 2006 03:06:29 GMT
I'd be interested in participating in this as well.

(Disclosure: I am currently employed by CNET, just in a completely 
different area)

Yonik Seeley wrote:
> Hello Incubator PMC folks,
> 
> I would like to propose a new Apache project named Solr.
> http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/SolrProposal
> The project is being proposed as a sub-project of Lucene, and the
> Lucene PMC has agreed to be the sponsor.
> 
> -Yonik
> 
> 
> '''Proposal for new project Solr '''
> 
> Yonik Seeley -- yonik at apache dot org
> ----
> 
> '''(0) rationale'''
> 
> Solr is a search server based on Apache Lucene and focused on
> full-text search, relevancy, and performance.
> 
> Some of the server features include:
>    * Query and update interfaces over HTTP and XML.
>    * Replication based on index snapshots and rsync.
>    * A schema allowing declarative specification of fields and their
> types, including specification of text analysis filter chains.
>    * External configuration for Lucene parameters, stopword lists, and
> synonym lists.
>    * A web based admin interface with statistics and debugging.
>    * An extensive caching framework for filters, queries, documents,
> and user caches.
>    * Plugins for customizing query handling, caching and many other
> server aspects.
> 
> Solr is currently an internal CNET project, and is used to power
> search and faceted browsing in a number of CNET sites.
> 
> '''(0.1) criteria'''
> 
> ''Meritocracy: ''
> 
> Solr's developers are comfortable operating as a meritocracy.
> 
> ''Community: ''
> 
> Establishing an active open source community will be the top priority.
> 
> ''Core Developers:''
> 
> Solr starts with three committers.
> 
> ''Alignment:''
> 
> Solr currently uses the following Apache projects: Ant, Lucene.
> 
> '''(0.2) warning signs'''
> 
> ''Orphaned products: ''
> 
> Solr is not an orphan, use within CNET is growing rapidly.
> 
> ''Inexperience with open source:''
> 
> Solr's committers are experienced with open source and have made
> contributions to other open source projects.
> 
> ''Homogenous developers:''
> 
> Solr's initial committers are all CNET employees since it's currently
> an internal project.
> 
> ''Reliance on salaried developers:''
> 
> Some committers are currently paid to make contributions to Solr.
> 
> ''No ties to other Apache products:''
> 
> Solr has strong ties to Lucene.
> 
> ''A fascination with the Apache brand:''
> 
> The committers respect the Apache brand and feel that Apache is the
> right place to generate a strong open source community.
> 
> '''(1) scope of the subprojects'''
> 
> The scope of the project is to provide a stand-alone full-text search server.
> The proposal is that this project become a sub-project of Apache Lucene.
> 
> '''(2) identify the initial source from which the subproject is to be
> populated'''
> 
> CNET will donate the initial source code for this project.
> 
> '''(3) identify the ASF resources to be created '''
> 
> 
> '''(3.1) mailing list(s) '''
> 
>  * solr-dev
>  * solr-user
> 
> '''(3.2) Subversion or CVS repositories'''
> 
>  * https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/solr
> 
> '''(3.3) Jira '''
> 
>  * Solr (SOLR)
> 
> '''(4) identify the initial set of committers '''
> 
>  * Yonik Seeley, CNET (Lucene committer)
>  * Bill Au, CNET
>  * Chris Hostetter, CNET
> 
> '''(5) identify apache sponsoring individual '''
>  * Doug Cutting, Champion
>  * Lucene PMC, Sponsor
>  (as defined in
> http://incubator.apache.org/incubation/Roles_and_Responsibilities.html)
> 
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