I think it is important to have an enterprise solution and I would say S3 is a 
great feature to begin with. 

We need to keep Piler alive. Open Source projects do not live from warm words 
or "it is good for your reputation when we use your software". :) Piler is 
probably the best open source archiver. Let us not lose it. 

Thank you, Janos!

Mit besten Grüßen
André Peters

> Am 05.04.2020 um 13:16 schrieb "s...@acts.hu" <s...@acts.hu>:
> Hello Ryan,
>> On 2020-04-05 10:55, Ryan Blenis wrote:
>> I see the enterprise version you offer it says one of the features
>> piler has is S3 object storage, which looks like it was originally
>> requested on the mailing list in 2018:
>> https://www.mail-archive.com/piler-user@list.acts.hu/msg01335.html
>> Does this mean that it is fully implemented now? And if so, will we
> yes, it's fully implemented by now.
>> ever see this in the open source version? Given the lower prices on S3
>> compatible storage versus block storage and the unchanging nature of
>> the files, this would be great to have as an option that can reduce
>> hosting costs from what is now being used for [comparatively]
>> expensive block storage.
> well, I've been thinking about it for a while, and still not decided,
> it's a difficult business decision, so let me share my current position
> on the matter.
> TL;DR: not in the near future.
> I'm really proud that the open source edition has gained a pretty nice
> traction, and I decided to somehow monetize its popularity.
> So I've forked piler and built an enterprise edition along with some 
> commercial
> services. To make the enterprise edition successful, I must offer some 
> features
> that are worth to pay for that is not available for free in the open source 
> edition.
> I believe that the S3 storage support you asked for is such an attractive 
> feature,
> so I'll keep it for the enterprise edition only, not sure how long.
> However, I'm well aware of that the S3 costs are significantly lower than 
> block
> storage costs at cloud hosting companies. I encourage you to try the 
> enterprise
> edition, and see if it works for you. If so, and you like it, then perhaps we
> could figure out something viable to make the transition from open source to
> enterprise. I'd like to emphasize that I don't want to force you in this 
> direction,
> and it's totally ok to decline.
> Let me know what you (and other piler users as well) think about the matter.
> Janos

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