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From "Smith, Nathanael P" <nathanael.p.sm...@intel.com>
Subject Re: ONI-LDA-C
Date Fri, 28 Oct 2016 21:03:38 GMT
Hi Mark,

Option B with Spark LDA is already underway,
I am not sure of an ETA on the code changes.

- Nathanael



> On Oct 28, 2016, at 2:00 PM, Mark Grover <mark@apache.org> wrote:
> 
> Hi all,
> Vartika mentioned this in a hallway conversation, we decided to bring it up
> here.
> 
> ONI's LDA implementation
> <https://github.com/Open-Network-Insight/oni-lda-c/blob/01f1d6fa81ba0b3aa1080ca3a3ebd5c679720735/license.txt>
> is
> written in C, but most importantly, is GPL Licensed. And, from the looks of
> it, it's a hard dependency.
> 
> So, as we migrate to Apache, this needs to be changed. Either:
> A. it needs to be a softer dependency, or
> B. we need to find a substitute.
> 
> I have noticed Spark MLLib has LDA, and given that this algorithm is being
> called from Spark anyways, Option B (with Spark) would be a reasonable
> choice.
> 
> What do others think? Any other options?
> 
> Mark


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