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From Ted Dunning <>
Subject Re: What's the plan for Mahout?
Date Fri, 04 Sep 2009 22:18:49 GMT
I think that Mahout is more along the lines of the hadoop gestation.  There
was initially one need for that (Nutch simplificaition) and it has grown
into quite something.  It is also only new verging on beginning to think
about what 1.0 should be.  That is fine by me.

On Fri, Sep 4, 2009 at 2:03 PM, Grant Ingersoll <> wrote:

> It took Lucene 6+ years to reach what I would call a really capable system.
>  The early stages were promising and worked for many, but
> it was not until 2004-05 that it really started taking off.  Not saying
> that Mahout will take that long, especially given how widely
> adopted/accepted Open Source is now as compared to the early days of Lucene,
> but it does take time.  That being said, we certainly need to get more
> people looking at more parts of the code and proposing and implementing
> improvements.

Ted Dunning, CTO

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