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    Default Shuttleworth Tosses $1M Behind Open-Source Project

    Phoronix: Shuttleworth Tosses $1M Behind Open-Source Project

    Mark Shuttleworth is investing one million dollars into an open-source project to support its rapid growth and community...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE4MTg

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    How do you make something like a file system so fail proof? I thought most data miswrites were due to hardware failures.

    Also, $1 million? isn't that a bit much for a FS that most Linux users won't care about? Even half that amount seems like an unnecessary investment to me. I think that money is much better spent on nouveau debs who have little to no corporate backing and are doing an insanely good job considering how little they have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schmidtbag View Post
    How do you make something like a file system so fail proof? I thought most data miswrites were due to hardware failures.
    When you've got multiple computers, multiple drives, and multiple network links distributed across multiple physical locations, hardware failures become something that you can recover from, if you have a filesystem that is able to handle it.

    Quote Originally Posted by schmidtbag View Post
    Also, $1 million? isn't that a bit much for a FS that most Linux users won't care about? Even half that amount seems like an unnecessary investment to me. I think that money is much better spent on nouveau debs who have little to no corporate backing and are doing an insanely good job considering how little they have.
    I'm thinking that something like this file system is useful to Canonical with regards to the Ubuntu Software Center, Ubuntu One, and any other cloud storage initiatives that they want to get behind. No user would be happy if Canonical's cloud storage service lost their data.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schmidtbag View Post
    Also, $1 million? isn't that a bit much for a FS that most Linux users won't care about? Even half that amount seems like an unnecessary investment to me. I think that money is much better spent on nouveau debs who have little to no corporate backing and are doing an insanely good job considering how little they have.
    You can't make money from a desktop Linux user.

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    Because of one of English's numerous stupid exceptions, the phrase, "doesn't possess a single point of failure," implies that it is incapable of failing. Probably not what you meant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by md1032 View Post
    Because of one of English's numerous stupid exceptions, the phrase, "doesn't possess a single point of failure," implies that it is incapable of failing. Probably not what you meant.
    Is english your first language? (doesn't sound like it) - I only ask (not trolling) because a 'single point of failure' (or SPOF) does NOT whatsoever imply incapable of failing; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_point_of_failure

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninez View Post
    Is english your first language? (doesn't sound like it) - I only ask (not trolling) because a 'single point of failure' (or SPOF) does NOT whatsoever imply incapable of failing; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_point_of_failure
    He said it didn't have a single point of failure, which doesn't make a single bit of sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schmidtbag View Post
    How do you make something like a file system so fail proof? I thought most data miswrites were due to hardware failures.

    Also, $1 million? isn't that a bit much for a FS that most Linux users won't care about? Even half that amount seems like an unnecessary investment to me. I think that money is much better spent on nouveau debs who have little to no corporate backing and are doing an insanely good job considering how little they have.
    He should also toss another mill to wayland. Because, well, its wayland...

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    Quote Originally Posted by schmidtbag View Post
    lso, $1 million? isn't that a bit much for a FS that most Linux users won't care about? Even half that amount seems like an unnecessary investment to me.
    You need to understand that most of Canonicals paid users and hardware partners are from server side. They have also made big investment on OpenStack and ARM servers too. It kinda makes sense for Shuttleworth to invest in technologies that benefits him and his companies finansically and keeps Linux stong on markets that they actually have a good chance of succeeding on. File systems require huge ammount of testing and that doesn't come cheap.

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