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From Bernd Fondermann <bernd.fonderm...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Accumulo for the Apache Incubator
Date Sun, 04 Sep 2011 18:53:10 GMT
On Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 18:16, Greg Stein <gstein@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sep 4, 2011 3:41 AM, "Bernd Fondermann" <bernd.fondermann@googlemail.com>
> wrote:
>>...
>>
>> So, you are saying more than 10% of the non-generated code base (and you
> are
>> not counting lib-style uses/JARs here, right?) is derived from other
> Apache
>> code? That seems to be unusual. Just curious, could you elaborate a bit
>> about why you did that amd what kind of code that is? Thank you.
>
> You make it sound like deriving from our code base is a bad thing, and
> should be justified. I don't get it. That is what we *want* people to do.

Of course, many do so. Especially in closed source projects we will
never know about.

>
> What is your concern here?

The concern would be when people would take code and re-incubate it
"at large scale", whatever that means.

But Billies reply below is showing that they improved Hadoop code
(like I hoped) and are willing to contribute back. (If the code grant
is going through at all, it sounds like a little bit more complicated
than usual.) Hadoop can only benefit from that.

Also, I don't share the concerns discussed over at hbase-dev. How
large the overlap between HBase and Accumulo really is can still be
determined in Incubation. Whether or not they will become two
different projects or one is something that would be decided later in
Incubation.

  Bernd

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