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From Jukka Zitting <>
Subject Re: Flume Graduation (was Re: June reports in two weeks)
Date Sat, 26 May 2012 23:43:14 GMT

On Sat, May 26, 2012 at 7:11 PM, Arvind Prabhakar <> wrote:
> * We have established that there is sufficient diversity in the committers
> list.

I tend to look more at actual commit activity than the committers list
when evaluating the diversity of a project. There are people on the
Flume committers list who've never committed anything.

Combining information from svn statistics [1] and committer
affiliations [2] I get the following list of Flume commit activity so
far this year:

    arvind  - 116 commits - Cloudera
    prasadm -  22 commits - Cloudera
    brock   -  16 commits - Cloudera
    esammer -   4 commits - Cloudera
    jarcec  -   1 commit  - AVG Technologies
    juhanic -   1 commit  - CyberAgent

The only two non-Cloudera commits were pretty trivial changes (a
plugin version upgrade [3] and a spelling fix [4]). My earlier
classification of Flume as "ready to graduate" [5] was partially based
on these new committers from outside Cloudera, but the above data
suggests that they haven't been as active as I would have hoped.

IIUC Flume operates under an RTC model where people are not supposed
to commit their own changes, which obviously makes the above data less
relevant for evaluating the true diversity of the community. However,
seeing only a single trivial commit by both jarcec and juhanic even
though they became committers already over three months ago does seem
to suggest that they may not be as comfortable in their committer role
as people from Cloudera are.

Do you think this is a problem for the community? If yes, how do you
plan to fix it? If not, why?



Jukka Zitting

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