[OpenAFS] Commercial AFS backups

seth vidal skvidal@linux.duke.edu
Mon, 09 Oct 2006 14:31:25 -0400

On Mon, 2006-10-09 at 14:10 -0400, Derrick J Brashear wrote:
> On Mon, 9 Oct 2006, seth vidal wrote:
> >> TiBS doesn=C3=BF=C3=BFt require a license key for restores to ensure=
 that our customers
> >> have access to their data at all times.
> []
> >> We only license the backup function and our model is built on
> >> processing power to scale with your needs.
> >>
> >
> > Great. But that doesn't matter to what I wrote.
> ...
> > I worry about the impact a company's decisions or the markets discret=
> > will have on the viability of me to maintain my backups and therefore=
> > users ability to get to their data.
> I don't feel the need to say anything here, so I won't.

not needing licenses for restore means nothing about having the software
be able to run on a current machine.

ie: can you restore on a box 5-10 years from now when you can't find the
software and can't get it to run on any modern os/hardware? no.

that's the value of being able to get to the code.