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From Sebastian Schelter <>
Subject Re: consensus statement?
Date Tue, 06 May 2014 20:45:29 GMT
To be honest, I don't understand the issue here. Let's look at what's 
happening to the codebase: in the 3 months since our last release in 
February, we had 59 changes [1].

 >> Outside contributions are always encouraged.

Out of the 59 changes, 28 came from 18 distinct external contributors, 
that is close to 50%.

 >> it is clear that what the committers are working on is Spark

I think thats a big misconception. I see only 3 changes related to Spark 
plus a few in jira that are ongoing and haven't made it to the codebase 
yet. Clearly, the main pile of work in the last weeks was documentation 
and cleanup, not Spark. We still have lots of issues open w.r.t. to 
writing and fixing documentation, recreating examples, cleaning up 
legacy code.



>> 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?

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