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From Andrew Musselman <>
Subject Re: consensus statement?
Date Wed, 07 May 2014 00:48:39 GMT
> On May 6, 2014, at 12:23 PM, Ted Dunning <> wrote:
> I have been involved in side conversations to try to build a bit of unity
> among our community and would like to propose this as a statement of what
> we are doing:
> Apache Mahout is moving immediately to a faster execution model. The first
> of these is Spark. Outside contributions are always encouraged.
> As a bit of commentary, it is clear that what the committers are working on
> is Spark and it is clear that Spark will be the first new platform for
> Mahout.  It is also clear that there are non-committers (the 0xdata crew
> for one) who are working with the community to extend Mahout beyond just
> Spark.  As a statement of where the community is *right* now, however, I
> don't think we need to say much more than that we encourage contributions.
> Sound fair?  Correct?

As I see it we are doing a lot of clean-up and housekeeping, have set map-reduce code aside,
and are exploring new interaction/ux modes and compute frameworks.
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