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Mine Is Bigger Than Yours: Hadoop Code Contributions

Who’s bigger? Hortonworks’ The Yahoo! Effect or Cloudera’s The Community Effect?

This is ugly and should never happen to an open source project.

Still Joe Brockmeier (RWW) describes this as a superb win-win situation:

It might seem unhealthy for companies to be clamoring for credit in open source projects, but it’s a sign of health for projects. If companies position themselves to be top contributors, and care about their standing, the projects win. Users win too. Developers in the ecosystem also win – since it’s far easier to hire existing contributors than trying to push outsiders in to a project.

But there’s just a minor thing missing. Who gets the cheese?

Original title and link: Mine Is Bigger Than Yours: Hadoop Code Contributions (NoSQL database©myNoSQL)