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From Ian Holsman <>
Subject [Proposal] Helenus - a Cassandra fork
Date Sat, 15 Nov 2008 22:18:00 GMT

Cassandra is a distributed p2p storage engine, very similar to 'hbase', 
but with several other qualities that make it better suited to use in a 
web-frontend type work.

I'd like to propose a fork of the cassandra project. Since it was 
initially released by FaceBook, It hasn't really grown an active 
community around it.

In the last couple of months there has been no activity, and there is a 
promise of a new code-drop in the next couple of months, and no real 
commitment (in my eyes) to commit the patches contributed by the 
community back into the tree.

The 2 employees of facebook who were initially wrote the software seem 
to have been redeployed to another project, or have been given other 
priorities by their management, and as such the project seems dead for 
all purposes.

Several people who plan to use the project in their companies have 
banded together and want to fork the project so that they keep the 
project alive, and build a community around it to grow it.

I suggested we do this on the incubator, as it has experience building 
communities around code.


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