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From Timothy Chen <>
Subject Re: [RESULT][VOTE] Graduation of Apache Drill from the Incubator
Date Sun, 26 Oct 2014 06:33:31 GMT
Just want to chime in around diversity in Drill.

I've been involved in Drill since the beginning of incubation as a non
MapR employee, and from the beginning of the project Drill opened up
the design and contributions to the community, and was obvious from
the design google docs early on with collaborations and feedback from
the community as a whole, to the Google hangouts that are conducted
weekly with all the community members which consistently have multiple
companies show up to chime in discussions.

Being also involved with other top level Apache projects, I view Drill
as already working nicely with the community and very least very
active discussing and improving around allowing diversity.


On Sat, Oct 25, 2014 at 11:02 PM, Ted Dunning <> wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 25, 2014 at 9:11 AM, Sean Owen <> wrote:
>> I think projects, realistically, get
>> driven by companies, and necessarily often start around one company. A
>> bit more diversity here would be good but hey. I take the message that
>> being an Apache project doesn't signify as much as is advertised (see
>> link above) about the 'community support' or diversity. Maybe just how
>> it is now and no big deal, but thought I would ask. Thanks for
>> indulging.
> Drill is working hard on diversifying.  Large contributions are coming in
> as we speak from new contributors and if followed up, these should lead to
> committership before long.
> But we really should look at other projects like Knox and Ambari which have
> graduated without even much lip service paid to diversity to judge the
> standards.  Even now, Knox has one emeritus non-Horton committer and one
> ex-mentor from elsewhere.  That is "diversity" there.
> With Drill you have a project whose ethos involves very strongly welcoming
> newcomers and welcoming their contributions.  A very different kettle of
> fish.

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