Lustre's good fortune
Posted May 25, 2004 1:13 UTC (Tue) by snitm
In reply to: Lustre's good fortune
Parent article: Goodbye to old code
fair enough, but CFS also licenses, the very same software that will be GPL'd in a year, to customers at a premium so those customers can integrate the software into proprietary software. CFS can do this because they hold the exclusive copyright of the current Lustre codebase.
Regardless, CFS is playing games with software that was originally billed as open-source in its purist form (Braam even scorned software that wasn't "free" as in speech; playing games with guilt trips during discussions). BUT now that Lustre has reached a certain level of quality/success CFS is getting greedy. The initial funding from the Govt Labs enabled them to raise their quality of living, now that Govt funds are drying up they need to maintain their quality of life somehow, right? e.g. the Lustre User's Group meeting was in Hawaii and next year supposedly in the Carribean.
Bait and switch engineering of closed-yet-"open" projects is a craptacular way to develop GPL'd software.
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