This task is part of the Daas OKR1, and includes evaluating OSS catalog solutions against the requirements for the WMF data catalog.
We initially looked for any option with an OSI-approved license, and documented these in the rubric mentioned below. We narrowed down this list to four candidates that could work for us. For each of these, we installed it and attempted to connect it to at least our Hive metastore. Details of main candidate evaluation:
Rubric for this evaluation available at: https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Data_Catalog_Application_Evaluation_Rubric