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From "Mattmann, Chris A (3980)" <chris.a.mattm...@jpl.nasa.gov>
Subject Re: Creating Spark Extras project, was Re: SPARK-13843 and future of streaming backends
Date Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:52:43 GMT
Yeah, so it’s the *Apache Spark* project. Just to clarify.
Not once did you say Apache Spark below.






On 4/15/16, 9:50 AM, "Sean Owen" <sowen@cloudera.com> wrote:

>On Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 5:34 PM, Luciano Resende <luckbr1975@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I know the name might be confusing, but I also think that the projects have
>> a very big synergy, more like sibling projects, where "Spark Extras" extends
>> the Spark community and develop/maintain components for, and pretty much
>> only for, Apache Spark.  Based on your comment above, if making the project
>> "Spark-Extras" a more acceptable name, I believe this is ok as well.
>
>This also grants special status to a third-party project. It's not
>clear this should be *the* official unofficial third-party Spark
>project over some other one. If something's to be blessed, it should
>be in the Spark project.
>
>And why isn't it in the Spark project? the argument was that these
>bits were not used and pretty de minimis as code. It's not up to me or
>anyone else to tell you code X isn't useful to you. But arguing X
>should be a TLP asserts it is substantial and of broad interest, since
>there's non-zero effort for volunteers to deal with it. I am not sure
>I've heard anyone argue that -- or did I miss it? because removing
>bits of unused code happens all the time and isn't a bad precedent or
>even unusual.
>
>It doesn't actually enable any more cooperation than is already
>possible with any other project (like Kafka, Mesos, etc). You can run
>the same governance model anywhere you like. I realize literally being
>operated under the ASF banner is something different.
>
>What I hear here is a proposal to make an unofficial official Spark
>project as a TLP, that begins with these fairly inconsequential
>extras. I question the value of that on its face. Example: what goes
>into this project? deleted Spark code only? or is this a glorified
>"contrib" folder with a lower and somehow different bar determined by
>different people?
>
>And at that stage... is it really helping to give that special status?

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