Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Episode about the future of FreeNAS on bsdtalk

You will find here an excellent talk with Josh Paetzel from iXsystems about the future of FreeNAS. Many thanks for this information!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

The NEW Future of FreeNAS...

Olivier left me here a comment...

The FreeNAS project will continue to use FreeBSD in the future! This sounds excellent! Please read the original message on the blog and forum post.

Here is a copy of the message:

Hi all,

FreeNAS needs some big modification for removing its present limitation (one of the biggest is the non support of easly users add-ons).
We think that a full-rewriting of the FreeNAS base is needed. From this idea, we will take 2 differents paths:

  • Volker will create a new project called "'OpenMediaVault" based on a GNU/Linux using all its experience acquired with all its nights and week-ends spent to improve FreeNAS during the last 2 years. He still continue to work on FreeNAS (and try to share its time with this 2 projects).
  • And, a great surprise: iXsystems, a company specialized in professional FreeBSD offers to take FreeNAS under their wings as an open source community driven project. This mean that they will involve their professionals FreeBSD developers to FreeNAS! Their manpower will permit to do a full-rewriting of FreeNAS.
Personally, I come back to actively work in FreeNAS and begin to upgrade it to FreeBSD 8.0 (that is "production ready" for ZFS).

So we will see 'more' developers working on FreeNAS. Excellent!