On 6/11/07, Mike McGrath <mmcgrath(a)redhat.com> wrote:
> There's no GPL version yet, but one may be in the works. I still
> don't really understand the difference if we donate an appliance
> versus someone else donating a switch or load balancer, etc.
> I'll keep you posted if we the decision goes through for a GPL release.
Its mostly just viability. I'm not aware of any great open source
switches. And as far as load balancing goes much of it is done with
mod_proxy_balancer these days and is included with apache. Seriously
though, we do appreciate the offer.
OK, viability point is valid and taken. Switch/Load balancer might
have been a poorer argument. But to me an appliance in my mind is a
distinguishing factor over just offering a software solution. It
would be more equivalent to saying you'd have to give up your Netapp
disk space. Isn't that just a big disk appliance that's donated?
I won't belabor the argument any more :)