On Mon, Aug 16, 1999 at 12:14:29PM -0500, Dan Yocum wrote:
> Talking with our local evangelist, GP Yeh, he brought up an interesting idea:
> now that Red Hat is worth just under 5G$, what should we, the Linux Community,
> like to see them do with the money. In other words, where should they focus
> their efforts in development?
> I propose we make a list and send it to them, either directly to Red Hat or to
> get the community at large involved as well by posting to Slashdot, and let
> the people speak.
> Currently, this is my grocery list:
> NFSv3 client and server - Trond Myklebust is working on a client and
> has got good read/write results, but a server is still needed.
> Improved SMP - SGI is clearly going to be working on this, but outside
> help/funding is always nice to have.
> Clustered file system - an open source implementation of XFSC or support
> for the GFS project, or support for ....
> Linux Standards Base - Yes, they follow it, but how about further
> funding the group to work on it, with the same sort of arrangement VA
> hired Maddog to be a Linux Evangelist, not necessarily a spokesman for
> Journaling File System, soft updates, and >2GB file support under IA32
> - Steven Tweedie is working on it, but bring some other people into
> the fray, maybe hire/fund Kirk McKusick from BSD?
> Improved Gigabit - fund work on the zero-copy code. Again, the BSD
> guys have this down pretty good as evidenced by the work being done at
> Anything else? Send me your additions and comments, questions, and concerns.
> I'll bring it all together and post to Slashdot.
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