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From "Mattmann, Chris A (388J)" <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Move Lucy to the Incubator
Date Mon, 12 Jul 2010 14:00:41 GMT
Thanks Mike! Glad to have you on board.


On 7/12/10 2:31 AM, "Michael McCandless" <> wrote:

On Sun, Jul 11, 2010 at 10:45 AM, Niclas Hedhman <> wrote:

> there sure should be some from the
> Lucene community.... riiiighhhht?

Count me in as a mentor (small m: I'm also not on the incubator PMC)!

Lucy's target (building a technically strong C core that dynamic
languages can cleanly bind to) is an excellent and sorely needed one; I
think it's likely that some day Lucy's usage will eclipse
Lucene-java's (as dynamic languages overtake static languages).

Lucy's existence has also been awesome for Lucene java's development:
the two projects play off against one another, in healthy
"coopetition", resulting in strong cross-fertilization.  Many
deep technical discussions, either on Lucy's lists or Lucene's, have
lead to important improvements in Lucene (eg the cutover to
segment-based search, in Lucene 2.9).

I very much want to see Lucy succeed; I think incubation is the right
next step, and I'll do whatever I can to make this work!


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Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Senior Computer Scientist
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 171-266B, Mailstop: 171-246
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA

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