[OpenAFS] the future

Troy Benjegerdes hozer@hozed.org
Fri, 28 Sep 2012 22:33:10 -0500

The key here seems to be marketing, and getting inside the head of
the spread sheet managers (or just modifying their spreadsheets).

What do they like? New things, so they can impress their peers
because they got the scoop on some amazing new technology?

If we dust off some old AFS code and paint up with YFS, TFS, and 
WTFS (What The Foo is this File Stuff) logos, and have ourselves
a nice horserace all the spreadsheet guys can take bets on, what
might happen?

How about at the next DEFCON hacker convention we organize a demo
of a real-time AFS protocol encryption cracker and file-server spoofer?
I expect this would have all the impact of turning off your servers but
conveniently providing someone else to blame. Spreadsheet pushers like
to play blame games, you know.

On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 11:21:11AM -0700, Ted Creedon wrote:
> Its clear to me that the skill set needed to improve AFS is moving on.
> My only concern is dealing with vulture capitalists, buyouts and more
> financial quicksand.
> The reluctance of the major users to fund a mission critical file system
> like AFS is yet another example of corporate spread sheet management
> stupidity.
> I'd turn the file servers off for a day so so  to simulate what the world
> would be like w/o AFS.
> Perhaps on a triple witching day..
> Ted
> If you can self fund YFS and I hope you make out as well as Linus.