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Subject [1/3] storm git commit: add README for external/
Date Wed, 11 Mar 2015 19:59:26 GMT
Repository: storm
Updated Branches:
  refs/heads/master 1a9e9e92e -> bbc052ebb

add README for external/


Branch: refs/heads/master
Commit: ff1168a1d1d3181dc53f61043ce6f226e1823afd
Parents: 8491151
Author: P. Taylor Goetz <>
Authored: Tue Feb 3 20:45:14 2015 -0500
Committer: P. Taylor Goetz <>
Committed: Tue Feb 3 20:45:14 2015 -0500

 external/ | 18 ++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 18 insertions(+)
diff --git a/external/ b/external/
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..f8c09f1
--- /dev/null
+++ b/external/
@@ -0,0 +1,18 @@
+# About Storm External Modules
+##What is "external"?
+"external" is a group of modules that while not required for storm to operate, are useful
for extending Storm in order to
+provide additional functionality such as integration with other technologies frequently used
in combination with Storm.
+External modules are released in tandem with Storm in order to maintain version compatibility.
+Each external module is assigned one or more "Committer Sponsors" who have expressed interest
in supporting the module.
+##What is a Committer Sponsor?
+A Committer Sponsor is simply an Apache Storm Committer who has expressed interest in supporting
a module in one way or
+another. For any given module, we hope to have at least one sponsor to provide some level
of protection against code rot
+and abandonware.
+Note that this in no way implies that Committer Sponsors have any special roles, privileges,
or obligations. The Apache
+Storm Committers have equal authority over and responsibility for the entire codebase. A
Committer Sponsor is
+essentially just a Committer who has said: "I'm interested in this module, and am willing
to help where I can."
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