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From Brian McCallister <brian.mccallis...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Solr
Date Wed, 04 Jan 2006 01:41:42 GMT
I know of at least half a dozen private implementations of exactly  
this. I definitely would like to see some common cause oon it.

Will read proposal in more detail tomorrow morning!

-Brian

On Jan 3, 2006, at 7:19 AM, 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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