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From Pierre Smits <pierre.sm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Pulsar - proposal for Apache Incubation
Date Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:12:37 GMT
Yahoo! and Yahoo! Japan are NOT two entirely separate entities. According
to financial information (see [1] of 2016 Yahoo! held/holds 25.6% of the
companies shares. In some areas that is enough to constitute directional
power. Maybe, in this case, there are enough Chinese walls between the two
entities to consider the two separate. We'll probably never know...

Another aspect that might be more worrying is the recent deal between
Verizon and Yahoo! regarding the sale of the internet activities of Yahoo!
to Verizon. I wonder what the effect of this transaction will be on the
parties from Yahoo! intended to participate in this project. If the changes
mean that the parties now listed with Yahoo! won't be paid to do
development work on the product of the incubating project, this could mean
that the project loses more than half of initial contributor/committer base.



[1] https://about.yahoo.co.jp/ir/en/holder/status.html

Best regards,

Pierre

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On Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 10:35 PM, Leif Hedstrom <zwoop@apache.org> wrote:

>
> > On Apr 27, 2017, at 11:41 AM, Bryan Call <bcall@apache.org> wrote:
> >
> > Having a lot of Yahoo employees on the Traffic Server Proposal back in
> 2009
> > was also a concern.  This is something we were able to easily overcome in
> > incubation.  Building a healthy diverse community is one of the
> project's top
> > priorities.
>
>
> It’s worth pointing out that Yahoo! and Yahoo! Japan are two entirely
> separate entities, so the project already has two large organizations
> backing the project, and a few others as well. I see no real issue here
> with diversity.
>
> Cheers,
>
> — Leif
>
>
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