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From "Martijn Dashorst" <>
Subject Risk of orphanage (was: [VOTE] Accept Cassandra into the Incubator)
Date Tue, 23 Dec 2008 22:47:30 GMT
On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 11:01 PM, Ian Holsman <> wrote:
> * Cassandra is already deployed within Facebook and many other organizations
> are actively moving to deploy this in production. Original developers
> are and will actively stay involved and hence there is no realistic chance
> of it getting orphaned.

> == Reliance on Salaried Developers ==
> * Yes. But don't expect this to be a risk of any nature.

The whole problem with the original project, and the reason why it
ends up at The ASF is that the current developers (i.e. the facebook
devs) are *not* active, not responsive and not prone to open
development. I'd argue that this is a *serious* risk for incubation.

This is not something to take lightly IMO.

The fact that this is a risk should be reflected in the proposal, but
might not be of influence on the actual votes. The fact that you
acknowledge the risk of becoming a fork, or having to continue without
the original developers will help the Incubator folks and more
specifically your mentors in providing guidance into becoming an open,
healthy community.


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