It was brought up on the mailing list that the Flume module might not be adding much value anymore and that it is causing Travis builds to fail on CDH4 profile when downloading dependencies.
I think we should remove the flaky flume project. Flume has had Kite
support for more than a year now and we don't need to keep it in the
Kite project. I'm +1 for removing the module entirely.
Therefore this issue is to track actually removing the module.