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From Jean-Baptiste Onofré ...@nanthrax.net>
Subject Re: Call for Mentors
Date Wed, 31 Aug 2016 06:24:03 GMT
Hi Makoto,

it would have been with lot of pleasure, but I'm already mentor in 
several podlings.

Regards
JB

On 08/31/2016 06:30 AM, Makoto Yui wrote:
> As Roman mentioned, we welcome volunteering mentors.
>
> Please find our proposal in
> https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/HivemallProposal
>
> Thanks,
> Makoto
>
> 2016-08-31 11:28 GMT+09:00 Roman Shaposhnik <rvs@apache.org>:
>> Hi!
>>
>> It seems that the discussion has converged and I'd like to
>> make one extra call for volunteering mentors. Please let
>> me know ASAP since I'd like to get the VOTE going tomorrow.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Roman.
>>
>> On Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 10:20 AM, Roman Shaposhnik <rvs@apache.org> wrote:
>>> Hi!
>>>
>>> on behalf of the Hivemall team, I'd like to kick off
>>> a discussion thread around accepting Hivemall
>>> into and ASF Incubator.
>>>
>>> Hivemall is a library for machine learning implemented
>>> as Hive UDFs/UDAFs/UDTFs that runs on Hadoop-based d
>>> ata processing frameworks. More specifically it runs currently
>>> runs on Apache Hive, Apache Spark, and Apache Pig, that
>>> support Hive UDFs as an extension mechanism.
>>>
>>> Here's the link to the proposal:
>>>     https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/HivemallProposal
>>> and the full text is also attached to this email.
>>>
>>> Two of the areas that I'd like to explicitly solicit IPMC's opinion
>>> on are:
>>>     1. whether the process of re-licensing from LGPL to ALv2
>>>      was enough given the ASF's strict IP policies
>>>
>>>      2. whether the 5 initial committers make sense given that
>>>      there's a total of 15 contributors as per GitHub stats.
>>>
>>> With that, thanks, in advance, for your time and let the discussion begin!
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Roman.
>>>
>>> == Abstract ==
>>>
>>> Hivemall is a library for machine learning implemented as Hive UDFs/UDAFs/UDTFs.
>>>
>>> Hivemall runs on Hadoop-based data processing frameworks, specifically
>>> on Apache Hive, Apache Spark, and Apache Pig, that support Hive UDFs
>>> as an extension mechanism.
>>>
>>> == Proposal ==
>>>
>>> Hivemall is a collection of machine learning algorithms and versatile
>>> data analytics functions. It provides a number of ease of use machine
>>> learning functionalities through user-defined function (UDF),
>>> user-defined aggregate function (UDAFs), and/or user-defined table
>>> generating functions (UDTFs) of Apache Hive. It offers a variety of
>>> functionalities: regression, classification, recommendation, anomaly
>>> detection, k-nearest neighbor, and feature engineering. Hivemall
>>> supports state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms such as Soft
>>> Confidence Weighted, Adaptive Regularization of Weight Vectors,
>>> Factorization Machines, and AdaDelta. Hivemall is mainly designed to
>>> run on Apache Hive but it also supports Apache Pig and Apache Spark
>>> for the runtime.
>>>
>>> == Background ==
>>>
>>> Hivemall started as a research project of the main developer at
>>> National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
>>> (AIST) in 2013 and the initial version was released on 2 Oct, 2013 on
>>> Github: https://github.com/myui/hivemall.
>>>
>>> After the main developer moving to Treasure Data in 2015, the project
>>> has been actively developed as an open source product and changed the
>>> license from GNU LGPL v2.1 to Apache License v2 on Mar 16, 2015. The
>>> project copyright holders agreed to change the license then.
>>>
>>> The community is growing incrementally and the project has 15
>>> contributors, 431 stars, and 131 forks on Github as of Aug 15, 2016.
>>> The project was awarded for the InfoWorld Bossie Awards (the best open
>>> source big data tools) in 2014.
>>>
>>> Past main contributions by external contributors includes Apache Pig
>>> supports from Daniel Dai (Hortonworks), Apache Spark porting and an
>>> integration to Apache YARN from Takeshi Yamamuro (NTT). Hivemall was
>>> originally designed for Apache Hive but it now supports Apache Spark
>>> and Apache Pig.
>>>
>>> == Rationale ==
>>>
>>> User-defined function is a powerful mechanism to enrich the expressive
>>> power of declarative query languages like SQL, HiveQL, PigLatin, Spark
>>> SQL. Hive UDF interface is now becoming the de-facto standard for
>>> SQL-on-Hadoop platforms; Apache Spark and Apache Pig have full
>>> supports for Hive UDFs/UDAFs/UDTFs, and Apache Impala, Apache Drill,
>>> and Apache Tajo also have limited supports for Hive UDFs/UDAFs.
>>>
>>> Hivemall can be considered as a cross platform library for machine
>>> learning as Hivemall is implemented as cross platform Hive
>>> UDFs/UDAFs/UDTFs; prediction models built by a batch query of Apache
>>> Hive can be used on Apache Spark/Pig, and conversely, prediction
>>> models build by Apache Spark can be used from Apache Hive/Pig.
>>>
>>> Several database vendors are trying to offer machine learning
>>> functionality in relational databases, so that the costs of moving
>>> data can be eliminated. Apache MADlib, a machine learning library for
>>> HAWQ and PostgreSQL, is accepted as an Apache Incubator project.
>>> MADlib is implemented using PostgreSQL UDF interface.
>>>
>>> Apache Hive has a JIRA ticket in HIVE-7940 to support machine learning
>>> functionalities. So, we consider this proposal is useful for the
>>> community. We consider that Hivemall is better to be a separated
>>> project to the Apache Hive because 1) we target other data processing
>>> frameworks such as Apache Spark as well for the runtime of Hivemall,
>>> and 2) the current codebase is large enough to be separated.
>>> Separation of concerns is good for project governance (e.g., release
>>> management). For example, Apache Datafu is data mining and statistics
>>> library for Apache Pig and a separated project to Apache Pig.
>>>
>>> We consider that Hivemall would be a similar position to Apache Datafu
>>> but there are large differences in features and target runtimes.
>>> The target runtime of Apache Datafu is Apache Pig but Hivemall targets
>>> Apache Hive, Apache Spark, and Apache Pig for the target runtime.
>>> Apache Datafu is more likely to be statistics library and does not
>>> support machine learning features such as classification and
>>> regression but Hivemall is a machine learning library supporting them.
>>>
>>> == Initial Goals ==
>>>
>>> The initial goals are as follows:
>>>  * Establish the project governance in the Apache way and broaden the community
>>>  * Improve documentations.
>>>  * Adding more unit/scenario tests.
>>>  * Handover of code and copyrights
>>>
>>> == Current Status ==
>>>
>>> Hivemall has several on-going WIP features.
>>>
>>> Making a parameter server (a kind of distributed key-value store) as
>>> Apache YARN application is a major issue. Hivemall’s parameter server
>>> is currently a standalone application. Parameter servers on Apache
>>> YARN enables to use Hadoop cluster resource efficiently and makes
>>> management of parameter servers easier.
>>>
>>> Another major WIP issue is integrating XGBoost into Hivemall. We need
>>> more works and tests, e.g., supporting cross compilation of native JNI
>>> objects of XGBoost.
>>>
>>> === Meritocracy ===
>>>
>>> The project members understand the importance of letting motivated
>>> individuals contribute to the project. Since Hivemall was initially
>>> released in 2014, it has received contributions from 14 contributors.
>>>
>>> Our intent of this incubator proposal is building a diverse developer
>>> community following the Apache meritocracy model. We welcome external
>>> contributions and plan to elect committers from those who contribute
>>> significantly to the project.
>>>
>>> === Community ===
>>>
>>> While there are 15 contributors in total, there are 3-4 active
>>> developers continuously involved for the major feature development at
>>> the moment.  We hope to extend our contributor base and encourages
>>> suggestions and contributions from any potential user.
>>>
>>> === Core Developers ===
>>>
>>> The current main developers are from employees of Treasure Data, NTT
>>> and Hortonworks. Some of them are Hadoop/Pig PMCs and/or Hive
>>> committers.
>>>
>>> === Alignment ===
>>>
>>> Incubating at ASF is the natural choice for the Hivemall project
>>> because the Hivemall is targeting to run on Apache Hive, Apache Spark,
>>> and Apache Pig. We encourage integrations with other ASF data
>>> processing frameworks like Apache Impala and Apache Drill.
>>>
>>> == Known Risks ==
>>>
>>> The contributions of the main developer is significant at the moment
>>> but the dependencies would decrease as the community grows.
>>>
>>> === Orphaned products ===
>>>
>>> While the main developer is developing Hivemall as a full-time job at
>>> TreasureData, the company is well being aware of the open source
>>> philosophy and the importance of open governance of open source
>>> products. Orphanining ASF product can be considered itself as a risk.
>>> Hence, we think the the risks of it being orphaned are minimal.
>>>
>>> === Inexperience with Open Source ===
>>>
>>> Hivemall also has been developed as an open source project since 2013.
>>> The majority of the project member have jobs developing open source
>>> products and some of them are working on other ASF projects like
>>> Apache Hadoop and Apache Pig. We thus considered that the project
>>> members have enough experiences for open source development.
>>>
>>> === Homogenous Developers ===
>>>
>>> The current list of committers consists of developers from three
>>> different companies. The committers are geographically distributed
>>> across the U.S. and Asia. They are experienced with working in a
>>> distributed environment.
>>>
>>> While not included in the initial committer, there are other external
>>> contributors to the project. So, we hope to establish a developer
>>> community that includes those contributors from several other
>>> corporations during the incubation process.
>>>
>>> === Reliance on Salaried Developers ===
>>>
>>> The major developer is paid by his employer to contribute to this
>>> project and the other developers are payed by their employers for
>>> Hadoop-related open source development. While they might change their
>>> affiliations over time, they are willing to have their expertise for
>>> the open source development. So, the project would continue regardless
>>> their affiliations.
>>>
>>> === Relationships with Other Apache Products ===
>>>
>>> Hivemall is a collection for machine learning functions on Apache
>>> Hive, Apache Spark, and Apache Pig. Apache MADlib is a collection of
>>> machine learning functions for relational databases, i.e., Apache HAWQ
>>> and PostgreSQL. There is no conflict in their target runtimes.
>>>
>>> === A Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand ===
>>>
>>> Our interest for this incubation is attracting more contributors,
>>> building a strong community with open governance, and increasing the
>>> visibility of Hivemall in the market/community. We will be sensitive
>>> to inadvertent abuse of the Apache brand for any commercial use and
>>> will work with the Incubator PMC and project mentors to ensure the
>>> brand policies are respected.
>>>
>>> == Documentation ==
>>>
>>> Information on Hivemall can be found at:
>>> https://github.com/myui/hivemall/wiki
>>>
>>> == Initial Source ==
>>>
>>> We released the initial version of Hivemall in 2013 at
>>> https://github.com/myui/hivemall and introduced Hivemall at the Hadoop
>>> Summit 2014.
>>>
>>> == Source and Intellectual Property Submission Plan ==
>>>
>>> We know no legal encumberment to transfer of the source to Apache. We
>>> are going to get Contributor License Agreement (CLA) for all property
>>> of Hivemall.
>>>
>>> Also, we plan to get a sign from AIST for Software Grant Agreement (SGA).
>>>
>>> == External Dependencies ==
>>>
>>> Hivemall depends on the following third party libraries:
>>>
>>> Core module:
>>>  * netty (The MIT License)
>>>  * smile (Apache License v2.0)
>>>  * org.takuaani.xz (Public Domain)
>>>  * xgboost (Apache License v2.0)
>>>  * hadoop (Apache License v2.0)
>>>  * hive (Apache License v2.0)
>>>  * log4j (Apache License v2.0)
>>>  * guava (Apache License v2.0)
>>>  * lucene-analyzers-kuromoji (Apache License v2.0)
>>>  * junit (Eclipse Public License v1.0)
>>>  * mockito (The MIT License)
>>>  * powermock (Apache License v2.0)
>>>  * kryo (BSD License)
>>>
>>> Hivemall on Spark:
>>>  * spark (Apache License v2.0)
>>>  * commons-cli  (Apache License v2.0)
>>>  * commons-logging (Apache License v2.0)
>>>  * commons-compress (Apache License v2.0)
>>>  * scala-library (BSD License)
>>>  * scalatest (Apache License v2.0)
>>>  * xerial-core (Apache License v2.0)
>>>
>>> The dependencies all have Apache compatible licenses.
>>>
>>> == Cryptography ==
>>>
>>> N/A
>>>
>>> == Required resources ==
>>>
>>> === Mailing lists ===
>>>
>>>  * private@hivemall.incubator.apache.org  (with moderated subscriptions)
>>>  * commits@hivemall.incubator.apache.org
>>>  * dev@hivemall.incubator.apache.org
>>>  * user@hivemall.incubator.apache.org
>>>
>>> === Git Repository ===
>>>
>>> https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator-hivemall.git
>>>
>>> === JIRA assistance ===
>>>
>>> JIRA project Hivemall (HIVEMALL)
>>>
>>> == Initial Committers ==
>>>
>>>  * Makoto Yui (myui@treasure-data.com)
>>>  * Takeshi Yamamuro (yamamuro.takshi@lab.ntt.co.jp)
>>>  * Daniel Dai (daijy@hortonworks.com)
>>>  * Tsuyoshi Ozawa (ozawa.tsuyoshi@lab.ntt.co.jp)
>>>  * Kai Sasaki (sasaki@treasure-data.com)
>>>
>>> == Affiliations ==
>>>
>>> === Treasure Data ===
>>>  * Makoto Yui
>>>  * Kai Sasaki
>>>
>>> === NTT ===
>>>  * Takeshi Yamamuro
>>>  * Tsuyoshi Ozawa Apache Hadoop PMC member
>>>
>>> === Hortonworks ===
>>>  * Daniel Dai (ASF member) Apache Pig PMC member
>>>
>>> == Sponsors ==
>>>
>>> === Champion ===
>>>  * Roman Shaposhnik (Pivotal, ASF member, IPMC member) Apache
>>> Bigtop/Incubator PMC member
>>>
>>> === Nominated Mentors ===
>>>
>>>  * Reynold Xin (Dataricks, ASF member) Apache Spark PMC member
>>>  * Markus Weimer (Microsoft, ASF member) Apache REEF PMC member
>>>  * Xiangrui Meng (Databricks, ASF member) Apache Spark PMC member
>>>
>>> === Sponsoring Entity ===
>>>
>>> We are requesting the Incubator to sponsor this project.
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Jean-Baptiste Onofré
jbonofre@apache.org
http://blog.nanthrax.net
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