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Re: LimitedPrivate and HBase (thoughts from an observer)

On Jun 8, 2011, at 6:53 AM, Doug Meil wrote:
> Re: "How "closely related" does a project need to be to get this privilege?" / " What is the criteria by which an API gets opened to something outside of the Hadoop umbrella"
> Given the context of the original question, is this debate really necessary?  Everybody knows that although HBase is a TLP now it grew out of Hadoop (e.g, there's a chapter about HBase in the Hadoop book, etc.)  It's not like somebody from Hypertable was strong-arming for feature requests.

If HBase needs an API, why wouldn't something else?  Why should something be marked LimitedPrivate to HBase instead of just making it Public and being done with it?