[OpenAFS] Funding the formation of an OpenAFS Foundation (fwd)

Derrick Brashear shadow@gmail.com
Thu, 27 Sep 2012 23:24:18 -0400

>> The primary impediment to moving forward is a lack of community funded
>> development resources.  There are very few tasks left which can be
>> accomplished in just a week or two and the on-going maintenance expenses
>> are substantial.
> And we are in a circular dependency.. we can't move forward because of
> lack of funding,


> and the compelling features that would attract new users

which are not required for funding, per se ...

> and new funding

old funding is fine. a dollar is a dollar is a dollar. euros
are also ok. I could list more. Legacy deployments will incur
more than the development costs to move away. Fine. For X,
where X is less than Y to deploy Z, these can be fixed.

> are blocked because of the cost of doing new features and
> being compatible with old clients.

You left out that whole middle ground. You've told me the left and right lanes
are blocked on a 5 lane highway. I'm not trying to be the fastest or
the slowest.
I'm trying to be the best.