The README is due again for some updates and fixes.
- It appears that the maven commands can be improved and also,
- Also I suggest changing it from "README" to "README.md" to add some good markdown will be nice, and more readable.
- Some descriptions of the high level folder / structure of the project and an appeal to contributors on how/where they can lend a hand in the different subcomponents of bigtop.
I will attach a patch shortly ... should be much prettier and easier to follow.