There are kind of two ways to submit a proposal.
1 - send an e-mail here with the proposal.
2 - file a JIRA and attach your proposal to it.
Usually it is a combination of the two. You start a conversation on the mailing list, and then at some point file a JIRA to track the work and capture the discussion.
To become a contributor, from the perspective of apache, all you have to do is to submit a patch and grant the copyright to apache for submission. Your company may have more guidelines/legal requirements and you probably want to check with them. See the wiki http://wiki.apache.org/hadoop/HowToContribute
for more details.
There are several conferences coming up. Hadoop Summit is the next big one that I know of http://hadoopsummit.org/
As far as the build system is concerned are you interested in the 1.0 line that uses ant or the 0.23/trunk that uses maven?
Always glad to see more people wanting to make Hadoop better.
On 3/6/12 7:51 AM, "Amir Sanjar" wrote:
My team is actively involve in porting Hadoop 1.0.x to IBM POWER
architecture, that of course includes building
Hadoop 1.0 using IBM JAVA 6. So to start I have following questions:
1) How hadoop-common supports multi architecture builds?
If it doesn't , we have a proposal, what is the process to submit a
2) What is the process to become a contributor?
3) When is the next hadoop conference?
Linux System Management Architect and Lead
IBM Senior Software Engineer