Certification semms like mission creep.  Our mission is to produce
open-source software.  If we wish to produce testing software, that
seems fine.  But running a certification program for non-open-source
software seems like a different task.

The Hadoop mark should only be used to refer to open-source software
produced by the ASF.  If other folks wish to make factual statements
concerning our software, e.g., that their proprietary software passes
tests that we've created, that may be fine, but I don't think we should
validate those claims by granting certifications to institutions.  That
ventures outside the mission of the ASF.  We are not an accrediting
organization.

Doug

On 05/10/2011 12:29 PM, Steve Loughran wrote: