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From Ryan McKinley <>
Subject Re: Adding CLucene as a Lucene subproject
Date Wed, 26 May 2010 22:31:21 GMT
Thanks Itamar-

Apologies since the last email is not very clear...   Not speaking as
the PMC, my feeling is that for this an incubation process will be
needed.  With Apache, the projects are more about the community then
the code -- since there exists a CLucene community with its own
culture etc, i think the incubation process makes sense (that is the
whole point of the incubator - in my opinion)  For incubation, CLucene
would need a champion

again, just throwing it out there, and *not* speaking as the PMC.


On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 4:56 PM, Itamar Syn-Hershko <> wrote:
> Ryan,
> I'm not familiar with the Apache way of doing things. It is my understanding
> that if the invitation is initiated by the PMC itself, no incubation process
> nor a champion are required. Considering CLucene's age and proven stability,
> I was hoping we could go that route. If we need a PMC member as a champion,
> may this be a call for one.
> Considering CLucene is targetting a very different users base than Lucene
> is, I don't see how it can possibly be a distraction. On the countrary -
> many optimizations done in CLucene back in the old days were later adapted
> by Lucene itself, and I'm sure this will continue. Also, I believe CLucene
> has a great part in promoting Lucene, especially among non-Java developers.
> So, I don't see how CLucene is a moot point more than Lucene.Net for example
> has ever been.
> I would love to be working with anyone to get this process properly defined
> and started. A proposal is being worked on.
> Itamar.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ryan McKinley []
> Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 10:51 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Adding CLucene as a Lucene subproject
> Having skimmed most of the thread...
> It seems the question of if CLucene should be a sub-project may be premature
> considering that it would really need someone in the PMC to champion it --
> do the real work to make it happen.
> I can see many ways this could be a good addition to lucene land, I can also
> see many ways that it may just be a distraction.  Unless someone actually
> can work with them, it is a moot point.
> ryan
> On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 6:57 PM, Itamar Syn-Hershko <>
> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Following a recent discussion with Otis, I would like to request for
>> the CLucene project to join the ASF, as a sub-project of Lucene.
>> CLucene is an important port of Lucene, and is being used very widely
>> for a few years now. The project aims to be attractive to people who
>> like to use Lucene but wants to increase performance or reduce the
>> overheads of using a JVM, for C++ developers; and eventually for users
>> of various high-level or scripting languages.
>> We are currently hosting on SourceForge; our latest release conforms
>> to Java Lucene 1.9.1, but the master branch in our git repository
>> works with 2.3.2 indexes, and is being worked on for a while now. More
>> info is available in our website ( and
>> project page (
>> CLucene is currently released under the LGPL and the Apache 2.0
>> licenses (dual). If this needs changing, we will need some legal help
>> to do that correctly.
>> Please advise on how to pursue this, and what needs to be done from our
> end.
>> This move is very important to us, and could also benefit the Lucene
>> community. Hopefully, we could make this happen.
>> Itamar.
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