Is Riak dead?

Alexander Sicular siculars at gmail.com
Fri Jul 14 12:26:55 EDT 2017


I love your enthusiasm Lloyd. How about starting with a slack channel
and take it from there...

Things that would kinda need to happen for Riak to grow beyond where it is now:

- complete rebranding. Basho is dead. The term "Riak" may be encumbered.
- new everything. name. domain. github repo. bla bla bla.

Instead of a framework, how can the Riak codebase actually become an
Apache project?





On Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 8:06 PM,  <lloyd at writersglen.com> wrote:
> Hi,
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> If there is enough interest, I'd be happy to do the legwork in Boston and
> put up a very modest contribution toward up-front cost with hope of recovery
> through registrations.
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> Boston has conference spaces of all sizes. I would imagine a conference on
> the future of open-source Riak would be a fairly intimate group. I'm also
> imagining a fairly bare-bones event to minimize cost of registration.
> Registration cost should be just enough to cover the venue and nibbles.
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> Just to kick off brain-storming:
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> 1. Say two days--- Friday and Saturday
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> 2. Friday: Invite short (20 minute) proposals on key topics
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>      a. Clarifying legal issues
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>      b. Technical road map
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>      c. Organizational framework; e.g. ala Apache Foundation or some such
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>      d. Marketing; e.g. expanding the open-source community
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> 3. Saturday (or Saturday morning)
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>      Discussion sessions with goal of recommendations for moving forward
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> How to get from here to there:
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> 1. Is there enough interest on the mailing list?
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> 2. How can we pin down an agenda?
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> 3. Can we get corporate sponsorships to minimize registration?
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> 4. How can we most widely promote the event?
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> 5. What else?
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> All the best,
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> Lloyd
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Russell Brown" <russell.brown at mac.com>
> Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2017 4:00pm
> To: lloyd at writersglen.com
> Cc: "riak-users" <riak-users at lists.basho.com>, "Senthilkumar Peelikkampatti"
> <sendtopms at gmail.com>, "Russell Brown" <russell.brown at icloud.com>
> Subject: Re: Is Riak dead?
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> We have talked about it. Let's do it!
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> On Jul 13, 2017 7:56 PM, lloyd at writersglen.com wrote:
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> Hmmm--- I wonder if anyone has given thought to a conference focused on the
> future of open-source Riak?
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> I'm sure there are many good ideas out there re: roadmap and governance.
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> It's just too great not to be worth deep thought and prudent action.
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> All the best,
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> LRP
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Russell Brown" <russell.brown at icloud.com>
> Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2017 12:40pm
> To: "Senthilkumar Peelikkampatti" <sendtopms at gmail.com>
> Cc: "riak-users" <riak-users at lists.basho.com>
> Subject: Re: Is Riak dead?
>
> Hi Senthilkumar,
> No Riak is not dead. It’s parent company, Basho is dead. And they kept the
> keys. There are numerous forks that are being worked on. Hopefully something
> that is a canonical, community backed fork will emerge. Past mailing list
> posts show strong support from large commercial and govt. organisations.
> Riak is open source and will continue to be critical infrastructure for
> numerous organisation in its niche for some time.
>
> There are also a few support organisations springing up, as well as the
> existing partners (Erlang Solutions, Trifork etc.) If you’re asking me, this
> could be a very good thing for Riak in the medium to long term. It and it’s
> users and community were served very badly by Basho these last couple of
> years. It’s a little trodden under, but no way dead. Give it a little time
> to bounce back.
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> Cheers
>
> Russell
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> On 11 Jul 2017, at 08:15, Senthilkumar Peelikkampatti <sendtopms at gmail.com>
> wrote:
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>> Is Riak dead? No new activities on Riak GitHub repo.
>>
>> https://github.com/basho/riak_kv/pulse/monthly
>> https://github.com/basho/riak/pulse/monthly
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>> Thanks,
>> Senthil
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