Its good to know that Raghu Angadi is a PMC member and that he has committer rights to all subprojects. That's besides the point.
The example of a branch for multi-query is not quite right. Multi-query was part of the pig development efforts and not a contrib project. Raghu is suggesting that he will be the first of many more committers. If that's the case then Zebra is clearly better off being a subproject under Hadoop. That way, Raghu need to ask for permission and the Pig team need not deal with committers for a contrib project. Tomorrow, there will be requests from other contrib projects for similar reasons. I don't see this as a good enough reason to grant committer rights to contrib projects. Santhosh -----Original Message----- From: Olga Natkovich Sent: Monday, August 17, 2009 5:12 PM To: email@example.com; Santhosh Srinivasan Subject: RE: Proposal to create a branch for contrib project Zebra Raghu is PMC member and as such already has committer rights to all subprojects. So we are not breaking any new grounds here. The reasoning is the same as for creating branches for Pig multiquery work that we did in Pig. Olga -----Original Message----- From: Santhosh Srinivasan [mailto:s...@yahoo-inc.com] Sent: Monday, August 17, 2009 4:39 PM To: Santhosh Srinivasan; firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: RE: Proposal to create a branch for contrib project Zebra My vote is -1 -----Original Message----- From: Santhosh Srinivasan Sent: Monday, August 17, 2009 4:38 PM To: 'email@example.com' Subject: RE: Proposal to create a branch for contrib project Zebra Is there any precedence for such proposals? I am not comfortable with extending committer access to contrib teams. I would suggest that Zebra be made a sub-project of Hadoop and have a life of its own. Santhosh -----Original Message----- From: Raghu Angadi [mailto:rang...@yahoo-inc.com] Sent: Monday, August 17, 2009 4:06 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Proposal to create a branch for contrib project Zebra Thanks to the PIG team, The first version of contrib project Zebra (PIG-833) is committed to PIG trunk. In short, Zebra is a table storage layer built for use in PIG and other Hadoop applications. While we are stabilizing current version V1 in the trunk, we plan to add more new features to it. We would like to create an svn branch for the new features. We will be responsible for managing zebra in PIG trunk and in the new branch. We will merge the branch when it is ready. We expect the changes to affect only 'contrib/zebra' directory. As a regular contributor to Hadoop, I will be the initial committer for Zebra. As more patches are contributed by other Zebra developers, there might be more commiters added through normal Hadoop/Apache procedure. I would like to create a branch called 'zebra-v2' with approval from PIG team. Thanks, Raghu.