[OpenAFS] Overview? Linux filesystem choices

Russ Allbery rra@stanford.edu
Tue, 28 Sep 2010 17:47:00 -0700

Vincent Fox <vbfox@ucdavis.edu> writes:
>  On 09/28/2010 04:13 PM, Rich Sudlow wrote:

>> that being said we're also looking for fileserver alternatives due to
>> Oracle takeover.

> What's your reasoning here?

> If anything I'd expect them to put effort into optimizing it
> which Sun was letting languish recently.

Oracle so far appears to be pursuing a general policy of slowly ceasing
all open source development that Sun was doing.  I'm sure ZFS will
continue to exist in some form, but I expect the Oracle version of it to
become a commercial software product you have to license.

Oracle is not an open source company and appears to have little to no
interest in becoming one.

Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>