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Re: VFS Help

From: Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2004 11:22:07 -0700 (PDT)

:By the way i suppose everyone is aware of the fundraising campaign by
:phk to be able to precisely work on vfs for FreeBSD-5 (please, i don't know
:if mentioning this name here is kosher, don't flame me ...). By reading his
:i cannot refrain remarking some similarities between the work he wants to
:engage into, and your own agenda on vfs. Isn't it appearing as some sort of
:duplication of work in a domain where very unfortunately resources are
:Michel Talon

    I came across that but I really doubt that our visions are even 
    remotely similar.  Our work is going to be based on our well tested
    LWKT stuff.  FreeBSD-5 does not have any LWKT stuff, or anything
    remotely similar to it.  It also strikes me odd that it should require
    money for work to progress.  I realize that there are potentially many
    people who would like to work on open source to the exclusion of 
    their normal jobs, but the meager amounts of money that can be raised
    by our projects does not come close to replacement income for even a
    single person.  Money also severely skews the governance structure,
    creating pressures and consequences that can result in a failure of 
    the normal open source peer review process.  In fact, I believe this is
    precisely what has occured in the FreeBSD project, on multiple occassions,
    in the last few years.

					Matthew Dillon 

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