2010/10/14 Patrick Hunt <ph...@apache.org>

> In March of this year we discussed a request from the Apache Board, and
> Hadoop PMC, that we become a TLP rather than a subproject of Hadoop:
> Original discussion
> http://markmail.org/thread/42cobkpzlgotcbin
> I originally voted against this move, my primary concern being that we were
> not "ready" to move to tlp status given our small contributor base and
> limited contributor diversity. However I'd now like to revisit that
> discussion/decision. Since that time the team has been working hard to
> attract new contributors, and we've seen significant new contributions come
> in. There has also been feedback from board/pmc addressing many of these
> concerns (both on the list and in private). I am now less concerned about
> this issue and don't see it as a blocker for us to move to TLP status.
> A second concern was that by becoming a TLP the project would lose it's
> connection with Hadoop, a big source of new users for us. I've been assured
> (and you can see with the other projects that have moved to tlp status;
> pig/hive/hbase/etc...) that this connection will be maintained. The Hadoop
> ZooKeeper tab for example will redirect to our new homepage.
> Other Apache members also pointed out to me that we are essentially
> operating as a TLP within the Hadoop PMC. Most of the other PMC members
> have
> little or no experience with ZooKeeper and this makes it difficult for them
> to monitor and advise us. By moving to TLP status we'll be able to govern
> ourselves and better set our direction.
> I believe we are ready to become a TLP. Please respond to this email with
> your thoughts and any issues. I will call a vote in a few days, once
> discussion settles.
> Regards,
> Patrick

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