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Re: Request for Comments: Piggybank future
I really like this idea.  I'd like to see more sharing of udfs out in  
the open.

What barriers to submission are removed by this move?  How does a udf  
make it into piggybank now vs. before?

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On Aug 27, 2010, at 3:13 PM, Dmitriy Ryaboy <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Hi folks, at the last Pig contributor meeting, the piggybank  
> question was
> discussed -- namely, how to make it more easy to contribute to.
> (by the way, the contributor meetings are generally open to all  
> comers --
> sign up for the pig-dev list if you are interested in that type of  
> thing).
> Here's a section of the notes I sent to Pig-dev that documents the  
> results
> of the piggybank discussion. How do you, as users, feel about this  
> plan?
> Piggybank.
> Kevin Weil led a discussion of the piggybank. There are a few  
> problems with
> it -- it's released on the Pig schedule, and has quite a few  
> barriers to
> submission that are, anecdotally at least, preventing people from
> contributing. Several options were discussed, with the group finally
> settling on starting a community-curated GitHub project for  
> piggybank. It
> will have a number of committers from different companies, and will  
> aim to
> make it easy for folks to contribute (all contribs will still have  
> to have
> tests, and be Apache 2.0-licensed). More details will be forthcoming  
> as we
> figure them out. Initially this project will be seeded with the  
> current
> Piggybank functions some time after 0.8 is branched. The initial  
> list of
> committers Kevin Weil (Twitter), Dmitriy Ryaboy (Twitter), Carl  
> Steinbach
> (Cloudera), and Russel Jurney (LinkedIn). Yahoo will also nominate  
> someone.
> Please send us any thoughts you might have on this subject. It was  
> suggested
> that a lot of common code might be shared with Hive UDFs, which have  
> the
> same problems as Piggybank does, and that perhaps the project can be  
> another
> collaboration point between the projects. Not clear how that would  
> work,
> Carl will talk to other Hive people.