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From Doug Cutting <cutt...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Recipe contrib -- was Re: [PATCH] a simple Leader Election or exclusive Write Lock protocol/policy
Date Thu, 17 Jul 2008 19:55:29 GMT
Patrick Hunt wrote:
> We were thinking of contrib as "interesting stuff that users might want 
> to re-use/share but not core to zookeeper, we'll carry it around so that 
> users know where to find it, if it gets broken and no one fixes it it 
> won't hold up the release"

That's a fine policy for contrib, roughly what Lucene, Hadoop etc. have. 
  The QA, documentation, etc. requirements for contrib are frequently 
lower.  The IP requirements however are equal, since Apache's 
distributing the code.

Doug

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