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From Roland Weber <ossf...@dubioso.net>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Helenus - a Cassandra fork
Date Sun, 16 Nov 2008 11:31:23 GMT
Hello Ian,

> I'd like to propose a fork of the cassandra project. Since it was
> initially released by FaceBook, It hasn't really grown an active
> community around it.
> [...]
> Several people who plan to use the project in their companies have
> banded together and want to fork the project so that they keep the
> project alive, and build a community around it to grow it.
> 
> I suggested we do this on the incubator, as it has experience building
> communities around code.

There seem to be good reasons for attempting a fork of the project.
However, my gut feeling says that this is a very political thing and
should better be started on neutral ground (from an Apache perspective).

Apache is a home for voluntary contributions. If Facebook is the
original source of the codebase, and they don't support the move here
(for example by signing a software grant), then the fork should not
be initiated here.
I'm not sure how a later move to Apache would be handled. We expect
incoming projects to get approval from all major contributors to their
codebase, if feasible.

just my 0.02€,
  Roland

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