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.