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From Scott Ganyo <>
Subject Re: kick-start: Lucene to top-level project
Date Sat, 11 Dec 2004 00:22:30 GMT
I support this and I'm willing to help.


On Dec 10, 2004, at 3:18 PM, Erik Hatcher wrote:

> The idea of creating a new top-level Apache project, namely 
>, has been floating around for a while.  The idea is 
> to bring Lucene under this new umbrella, along with incubating Nutch 
> through the standard Apache incubation process with it aimed at coming 
> under this same top-level project too.
> This message is to kick-start this process in a more formal manner.
> Creating a new top-level project to house Lucene, and the effort to 
> incubate Nutch can occur in parallel, I believe.  Nutch will follow 
> the path outlined here:
> The creation of the top-level project has been somewhat outlined here:
> Most of the effort is administrative, such as selecting a Chair, PMC 
> members, and putting together a plan of action.  Along with this move, 
> we should also consider switching to Subversion and migrating from 
> Bugzilla to JIRA.
> Are there any folks opposed to these plans?
> I personally am happy to champion this effort and I will do what I can 
> within the time constraints of the rest of my life.  What we need are 
> other volunteers willing to assist with these efforts.  First we need 
> to write the proposals, choose the initial PMC members and Chair (who 
> I assume should be his majesty Doug, if he's willing to be in that 
> role), and deal with the flurry of e-mails on the Jakarta PMC e-mail 
> list.
> More technical effort will be needed to manage the publishing of the 
> website - it would be nice to overhaul the Lucene site - manage the 
> code repositories, and automate the bulk of the release process so 
> that we can simply click and release.
> What tasks have I overlooked?
> Discussion?  Suggestions?
> 	Erik
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