I'm pleased to announce that after some reflection, Yahoo! has decided to discontinue the "The Yahoo Distribution of Hadoop" and focus on Apache Hadoop. We plan to remove all references to a Yahoo distribution from our website (developer.yahoo.com/hadoop), close our github repo (yahoo.github.com/hadoop-common) and focus on working more closely with the Apache community. Our intent is to return to helping Apache produce binary releases of Apache Hadoop that are so bullet proof that Yahoo and other production Hadoop users can run them unpatched on their clusters.
Until Hadoop 0.20, Yahoo committers worked as release masters to produce binary Apache Hadoop releases that the entire community used on their clusters. As the community grew, we experimented with using the "Yahoo! Distribution of Hadoop" as the vehicle to share our work. Unfortunately, Apache is no longer the obvious place to go for Hadoop releases. The Yahoo! team wants to return to a world where anyone canRead More »from [ANNOUNCEMENT] Yahoo focusing on Apache Hadoop, discontinuing “The Yahoo Distribution of Hadoop”