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From jean-frederic clere <>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Traffic Server
Date Wed, 17 Jun 2009 07:14:41 GMT
Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> On Jun 15, 2009, at 5:56 AM, Leif Hedstrom wrote:
>> Roy T. Fielding wrote:
>>> I like the idea, though I would prefer that a larger group
>>> of committers (outside Yahoo!) were known up front because
>>> that sounds like a big code base. Any chance you could convince
>>> some of the former coders to join in the proposal?
>> This is definitely a valid concern. We will try to get more people 
>> involved now that the process has begun, but I don't know if or how 
>> soon we can get some external developers to sign up. It's a bit of a 
>> catch 22, since we don't have the source out there yet.
> I know, and they may be prevented (by former employee contract) from
> talking about it until after Y! makes the code public.  I would just
> place it on the "wish list" of things to do before graduating.
> BTW, Traffic Server is a registered trademark (2304928) owned by
> Yahoo!  Is that trademark going to be assigned to the ASF as well
> or does the project plan on changing the name?
>>> I would like to see how various bits compare to implementations
>>> within httpd, particularly the protocol bits.
>> We have run TS through Co-Advisor a number of times, and it fairs 
>> pretty well (as well as Squid, at least). Would it help putting up the 
>> results somewhere (I'd have to verify that this is possible and doable 
>> first though)? And as I mentioned in the proposal draft, we run TS + 
>> apache together for many Y! sites, and they work very well together.
> Sorry, I did not mean to imply that acceptance was conditional
> on the code quality.  I am just interested in seeing if our
> projects can help each other once the code is available under
> the Apache License.
> If there is a scarcity of mentors, then I will mentor this project.

I think I will have cycles to help.



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