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From Michael McCandless <luc...@mikemccandless.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Move Lucy to the Incubator
Date Mon, 12 Jul 2010 09:31:07 GMT
On Sun, Jul 11, 2010 at 10:45 AM, Niclas Hedhman <niclas@hedhman.org> wrote:

> there sure should be some from the
> Lucene community.... riiiighhhht?

Count me in as a mentor (small m: I'm also not on the incubator PMC)!

Lucy's target (building a technically strong C core that dynamic
languages can cleanly bind to) is an excellent and sorely needed one; I
think it's likely that some day Lucy's usage will eclipse
Lucene-java's (as dynamic languages overtake static languages).

Lucy's existence has also been awesome for Lucene java's development:
the two projects play off against one another, in healthy
"coopetition", resulting in strong cross-fertilization.  Many
deep technical discussions, either on Lucy's lists or Lucene's, have
lead to important improvements in Lucene (eg the cutover to
segment-based search, in Lucene 2.9).

I very much want to see Lucy succeed; I think incubation is the right
next step, and I'll do whatever I can to make this work!

Mike

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