[Linux-aus] Grant: libferris

Pia Waugh greebo at pipka.org
Mon Jun 6 19:19:01 UTC 2005

Hi Del,

<quote who="Del">

> Just so nobody goes ballistic over this and thinks I'm doing it behind
> anybody's back:  I've offered Ben Martin the money that he needs for
> his monitor to code on libferris.

Awesome! I think the grant scheme has in part done its job by getting
someone to come forward with a worthy project and have it funded, in some
sense ;)

> The issue is entirely OSS/commercial funding:  Babel Com Australia sells
> services based around file serving, and one of the useful tools that a
> file server can have installed for various reasons is libferris.  'cos
> we make money selling stuff that may currently or at some stage include
> libferris, I'm happy to throw money at Ben for that.  If he needs a new
> monitor then he can have one out of our company funds.

So it worked out for everyone, and the "should we fund development"
discussion will probably come up again later :) I've closed the task/grant
with a link to Dels email.


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