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From Joe Brown <brownjoe...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Announcing Confluent
Date Thu, 06 Nov 2014 20:00:59 GMT
Best of luck!!!

J

On 6 Nov 2014, at 18:28, Jay Kreps <jay.kreps@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey all,
> 
> I’m happy to announce that Jun Rao, Neha Narkhede and I are creating a
> company around Kafka called Confluent. We are planning on productizing the
> kind of Kafka-based real-time data platform we built out at LinkedIn. We
> are doing this because we think this is a really powerful idea and we felt
> there was a lot to do to make this idea really take root. We wanted to make
> that our full time mission and focus.
> 
> There is a blog post that goes into a little more depth here:
> http://blog.confluent.io/
> 
> LinkedIn will remain a heavy Kafka user and contributor. Combined with our
> additional resources from the funding of the company this should be a
> really good thing for the Kafka development effort. Especially when
> combined with the increasing contributions from the rest of the development
> community. This is great news, as there is a lot of work to do. We'll need
> to really focus on scaling this distributed development in a healthy way.
> 
> One thing I do want to emphasize is that the addition of a company in the
> Kafka ecosystem won’t mean meddling with open source. Kafka will remain
> 100% open source and community focused, as of course is true of any Apache
> project. I have been doing open source for a long time and strongly believe
> it is the right model for infrastructure software development.
> 
> Confluent is just getting off the ground now. We left LinkedIn, raised some
> money, and we have an office (but no furniture yet!). None the less, f you
> are interested in finding out more about the company and either getting
> help with your Kafka usage or joining us to help build all this, by all
> means reach out to us, we’d love to talk.
> 
> Wish us luck!
> 
> -Jay


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