On Mar 20, 2010, at 11:25 PM, Otis Gospodnetic wrote:

> Personally, I don't see the advantage of Nutch going for a TLP.  

I think it comes down to focus.  Nutch really isn't all that dependent on 
Lucene and there is almost no overlap with the other communities in terms of 
the people developing it.  Both of these things are signs from the Board that a 
TLP is warranted. 

> It's just that very few people need a massively scalable web-wide crawling 
> machinery that Nutch provides.

Correct, but that is also orthogonal to the issue. 

I don't care too much either way, but the Board definitely views 
non-overlapping subprojects as being less desirable.  Granted, Nutch has been a 
sub for a long time, so maybe not such a big deal, except AIUI, Nutch's primary 
focus these days is on crawling, which would suggest from an organization 
standpoint that it is not as related to Search as being under the Lucene PMC 

At any rate, just my two cents from my view on the PMC and as a very occasional 
user of Nutch.


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