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Subject [GitHub] [nifi] joewitt commented on pull request #4242: NIFI-7411: Integrate H2O Driverless AI MSP in NiFi
Date Mon, 04 May 2020 14:27:44 GMT

joewitt commented on pull request #4242:
URL: https://github.com/apache/nifi/pull/4242#issuecomment-623497483


   @james94 We need to be clear/careful here.  The word 'open source' is not very helpful
in this case.
   
   License Compatibility:
   The ASF publishes clear guidelines for what is acceptable to include.  It is detailed relative
to NiFi concerns here http://nifi.apache.org/licensing-guide.html. I don't know which open
source license you're referring to for 'h2o-3' - please clarify.  Further, it is not clear
to me whether you're saying "we could close this PR and make a new one that uses that" or
whether this PR works with that.  
   
   Maintainability by the community:
   We don't know h2o.  So even understanding some of what you're talking about and options
available here is unclear.  What happens in a few months if you're not helping maintain this
and we need a committer to do so and there is a CVE or something we need to update.  We've
learned this lesson the hard way.
   
   For the above reasons I think you should just avoid putting these h2o specific items into
apache at all.  Instead I think h2o should publish their nifi-h2o-nar and just tell us about
it.  We can help people learn it exists without having to maintain any code or deal with the
unique licensing/usability concerns here.
   
   To be clear this stuff is cool.  I hope folks can use it.  I just dont want to sign up
to spend time learning and parsing the above.  This PR as-is I believe should be closed unless
I'm missing something.
   
   
   
   


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