On 01/29/2013 03:08 PM, Robert Milkowski wrote:
>> From: Richard Elling
>> Sent: 21 January 2013 03:51
>> VAAI has 4 features, 3 of which have been in illumos for a long time. The
>> feature (SCSI UNMAP) was done by Nexenta and exists in their NexentaStor
>> but the CEO made a conscious (and unpopular) decision to keep that code
> from the
>> community. Over the summer, another developer picked up the work in the
>> but I've lost track of the progress and haven't seen an RTI yet.
> That is one thing that always bothered me... so it is ok for others, like
> Nexenta, to keep stuff closed and not in open, while if Oracle does it they
> are bad?
> Isn't it at least a little bit being hypocritical? (bashing Oracle and doing
> sort of the same)
Nexenta is a downstream repository that chooses to keep some of their
new developments in-house while making others open. Most importantly,
they participate and make a conscious effort to play nice.
Contrast this with Oracle. Oracle swoops in and buys up Sun, closes
*all* of the technologies it can turn a profit on, changes licensing
terms to extremely draconian and in the process takes a dump on all of
the open-source community and large numbers of their customers.
Now imagine which of these two is more popular in the community?
(Disclaimer: my company was formerly an almost exclusive Sun shop.)
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