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From Alex Harui <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Apache Atlas for Data Governance on Hadoop
Date Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:54:56 GMT

On 4/14/15, 8:08 AM, "David Nalley" <> wrote:

>I really hope we aren't setting the precedent that we can't look at
>source code prior to bringing in a project to the incubator. Is there
>a reason the repo remains private on Github?
>In particular, you have what appears to be a relatively diverse set of
>initial committers, but we can't look at who has actually been doing
>the development on the codebase in what quantities. Please consider
>pushing that repo into public view.

IMO, Apache Flex already set the precedence.  There were lots of pieces of
Adobe Flex code that weren’t open source prior to incubation.  Only two or
three of the initial set of committers had ever written a line of that
code.  The technology was being handed off from an in-house development
effort to a new community-driven effort so the vast majority of initial
committers were consumers of the code, not authors of the code.  The
in-house legal department helped determine that the private code was
likely to be suitable for conversion to the Apache License.  I don’t know
if any of that applies here, but I just wanted to point that out.


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