Thank you for this article, Jon. Again you've done a fine job of addressing important issues
One small comment that you made that I question, though, is this:
"There are limits to how long reiser4 development can be carried forward as a labor of love."
Aren't most successful open source projects labors of love? At least in part? Or at least in
There's a good thesis to be made that an unfunded open source project has a *better*, rather
than worse, chance than a funded one, because labors of love are sometimes done more, well,
lovingly than paid work. Obviously that is not always true, but neither is the converse.
To address the issue of reiser4 specifically, it seems like it might be nearing inclusion in
mainline at this time. Edward Shishkin is still working on it, and I believe Andrew Morton
mentioned it as a possibility for inclusion in his 2.6.26.