Github user jparise commented on the issue: https://github.com/apache/thrift/pull/1474 Coming back to the original proposed change, is this likely or unlikely to be merged? I don't think I fully understand @jfarrell's "this change must originate from Facebook" requirement. Both projects are Apache 2.0-licensed, which may or may not be relevant if the concern is a related to copyright. I wrote all of the code in this diff myself, from scratch, using only the fbthrift enumeration names and integer values as a reference. I haven't run a `diff` between the two trees to see how similar the individual lines of code may or may not be, but I'm not sure how relevant that would be given that enumerations can only be written so many ways. Of course, I am not a lawyer, etc., so if this is a blocker for inclusion in Apache Thrift, please say so.