Subject: Re: [coallesced replies] Re: how to create 21,780 new free software jobs (2,530 in R&D)
From: Chris Maeda <>
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 15:36:38 -0800

Fair enough.  I would start with unmodified AFS
and get to work validating the market.

At 10:45 AM 11/9/2002 -0800, you wrote:

>         chrismaeda:
>         I also wouldn't waste my time on the distributed file system
>         R&D.  It's not relevant to the business model.
>As eichin points out: I'm not up to speed on the state of the art in
>this area -- but DFS seems quite relevant to me, because it provides a
>very cost effective, technically flexible way to implement remote
>administration, scalability, "availability everywhere", client device
>independence, and ease of use.  This was proven at CMU in the 80s.  I
>know of no other combination of technologies that hits those features
>in such a simple, elegant way.