Introducing the Gluster Community Forge

Today, I’m happy to finally unveil something that we’ve been working on for a couple of months now: the Gluster Community Forge. We noticed some time ago that there were several projects out on the internet that extended GlusterFS, and we thought it would be nice to give them a home, where users could find [...]

The Death of Proprietary Software

Whenever I give talks at conferences, there’s always one particular topic I make sure to bring up. I’ll ask the audience, “Quick, name a new proprietary enterprise software product to have gained ubiquity in the data center over the last 12 months.” I’ll wait a few seconds, and then, “Ok, 24 months.” After a brief [...]

The Business of Open Source

As the Gluster Community Lead, I deal with quite a number of moving parts on a daily basis: mailing lists, web sites, groups of volunteers, workshop schedules, budgets and team members. As we go through our community restructuring (more detail on that Real Soon Now), it occurred to me that managing a large open source… Continue reading The Business of Open Source

Integration with KVM/QEMU

By now, you may have heard about the recent work being done to integrate GlusterFS with QEMU. The engineers at IBM’s Linux Technology Center in Bangalore deserve a lot of credit for their work here. Bharata Rao, Deepak Shetty and Mohan Kumar have been hard at work implementing a GlusterFS device driver for QEMU that [...]