Who Wrote Hadoop? It's the Community, Stupid!

Posted by jzb on Oct 6, 2011 6:53 PM EDT
ReadWriteCloud; By Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier
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One of the questions that comes up frequently in open source projects is "who's contributing to this thing?" For single-company efforts like MySQL, it's usually pretty obvious where the bulk of contribution is coming from. But for projects like the Linux kernel or Hadoop, a little digging is in order. The problem with measuring contributions to projects is it's not trivial figuring out how to credit contributions from individuals as they move from one company to another. Consider, for instance, the question of who really wrote Hadoop. Hint: It's not just Yahoo and Hortonworks, as some might have you believe.

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