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From "Torsten Curdt" <tcu...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Helenus - a Cassandra fork
Date Sun, 16 Nov 2008 12:46:38 GMT
> 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.

+1

One of the original authors is also working on Thrift ...which is
currently in the incubator. Maybe we could create a dialog through
him?
Even if that was just someone from facebook saying "yeah, let's also
incubate it"

cheers
--
Torsten

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