Hi Marco,

thanks for your great work, good wishes for the future!

Best Regards


Am 16.09.2016 um 20:26 schrieb Marco van Wieringen:
> L.S.,
> Its almost 8 years ago since I send out the first patch for Bacula
> after I started using it and found out that it was not using
> shared libraries. All in all I spend the most of these 8 years
> first on Bacula and later on BAREOS. Around 6 years ago I
> started on the first bigger enhancements first targeted for
> Bacula but which eventually were first published as part
> of BAREOS. On 12/12/2012 we founded the BAREOS company
> and ever since I have been working mostly full time and more
> on the project and company.
> Over time we have done some major things and I think I can
> say that BAREOS is now what I always hoped Bacula to be.
> We did introduce some major things:
> - Probably re-factored around 80% of the code over time
>   making the 15 year code base ready for the future.
> - Added SCSI crypto for LTO4+
> - Made the old NDMP reference implementation a compelling
>   shared library and also pushed that 15 year into the
>   future (its also from 2001).
> - Fully integrated NDMP as protocol do do backups
>   in the Director making it a full native citizen for
>   now using emulated NDMP storage but the first steps
>   are there to support native NDMP storage.
> - Created a fully fletched python plugin framework in
>   which rapid prototyping can be done and which given
>   the high level python language still is pretty performant.
> - Added support for storage backend abstraction making
>   storage on CEPH and Gluster possible.
> - Added lots of native plugins for storage like Gluster
>   and CEPHFS making things ready for the future.
> - A new webui replacing BAT including a full new API
>   mode in the Director that speaks JSON.
> - Lots of windows enhancements including a full new
>   build system and the restore of being able to build
>   and run the Bareos Storage Daemon and Director.
> - Removal of the dreaded single VSS session on Windows.
> - Lots of autochanger support like import/export
>   support natively in the Director.
> - The introduction of LMDB for both accurate and
>   NDMP file handle storage making things seriously
>   more scalable.
> - Million of other things both big and small.
> A couple of months back I started thinking about the future
> and I came for myself to the conclusion that the next major
> steps are in the storage daemon probably starting a so called
> Storage Daemon 2.0 parallel to the current existing one.
> That would mean a lot of dedication and also a lot of
> frustration as programming is hard work almost some sort
> of an art and sometimes you are stuck between a rock and
> a hard place trying to solve the problem.
> I don't see myself as the right person trying to push things
> further so I have made the decision to stop my involvement
> in BAREOS. I don't have the urge anymore to prove to people
> how an open source backup product could look like. I have
> been financing this effort mostly from my own savings
> the last 6 years and still I see a lot of people saying
> I don't want to pay for subscription or support because
> its Open Source. So essentially its pretty difficult to
> make a proper living out of this and the last blow was
> for me the enormous difficultly to get sponsors for
> the items on our recently announced funded development
> program. The pace in which we have been putting out new
> features and enhancements is something that could only
> happen because we invested so much of our time and money
> in this project. For some people its difficult to understand
> it seems that a project like this cannot live from air.
> So what does that mean:
> - As of 03/09/2016 I have stopped being the Bareos
>   gatekeeper (e.g. the person who controls the core git repo.)
> - I also upstreamed my last patches internally for 17.2
>   (e.g. current master.)
> - I will go low profile on the mailing lists.
> - I will lay down my role as CTO of Bareos GmbH & Co K.G.
> - I will no longer be the lead developer of Bareos
> - Start with a 4 month sabbatical and looking around to see
>   what to do next.
> I wish everyone the best for the future and thank everyone
> I worked with the last years in our small community for what
> we have accomplished.

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