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From "Franklin, Matthew B." <>
Subject RE: Ambari Status
Date Thu, 10 May 2012 11:55:51 GMT
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>From: sebb []
>Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2012 6:47 AM
>Subject: Re: Ambari Status
>On 10 May 2012 06:05, Owen O'Malley <> wrote:
>> On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 5:56 PM, Franklin, Matthew B.
>> <> wrote:
>>> In reviewing the Amabari report, I have a couple of notes/concerns:
>>>  * The community IMHO is in serious risk of failure to launch.  A recent code
>change has sparked project interest, but list activity was non existent after
>> Ambari's code base isn't functional yet and until it is and it is
>> difficult to build a community until a version works. All of the
>> contributors  are employed by Hortonworks, which exposes the project
>> to the whims of the company's priorities. There's a new code base that
>> has been checked in on a branch that is close to working. Once there
>> is a working version, I hope that community will build.
>>>   *As Ambari went nearly 2 months without a single e-mail to the list, I think
>an issue for graduation should be added that the community must
>demonstrate viability for X more reporting periods (where x IMO is > 2).
>> I agree that Ambari is no where close to graduation and was close to
>> being dead. I hope the new code base will revitalize it.
>>>   * The list of completed JIRA issues is not very telling of anything and might
>give the impression that the community is more vibrant than it is
>> It was very active for September to January. I explicitly called out
>> that the project had been dormant since January.
>>> Also, I noticed that ddas signed off on it as a mentor.  I don't see him listed
>as an Apache member or IPMC member.
>> He was added to the IPMC. The message from Noel was dated 6 Oct 2011.
>Note: he is currently listed in committee-info.txt as a member of the IPMC.

Missed that yesterday.  Thanks for the clarification.  Can we update the podling status page
to reflect his mentorship of Ambari?

>> -- Owen
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