Re: Funding Cyrus High Availability

From: Ken Murchison (no email)
Date: Thu Sep 16 2004 - 12:13:21 EDT


Lee wrote:

> What do people think about a bounty program like horde's:
>
> http://www.horde.org/bounties/
>
> Basically people can make paypal donations to fund certain features. For
> something like the high availability support, Im guessing that ALOT of
> people would donate small to large amounts of cash to see this
> functionality implemented ( i certainly would).
>
> What do you all think?

Works for me.

>
> On Sep 16, 2004, at 5:30 AM, Paul Dekkers wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Ken Murchison wrote:
>>
>>>>> I wouldn't hold out hope of anything being available in "some months".
>>>>>
>>>>> I wrote my replication code two years ago, and submitted it to Rob
>>>>> and Ken about this time last year. Neither I or they have put any
>>>>> significant work into the code since then. As I indicated in my
>>>>> previous message, we all have other priorities right now.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I can imagine, but I hoped that priorities would change a bit with
>>>> the amount of users that repeatedly
>>>
>>>
>>> This link appears dead. All I get is "To clipboard".
>>
>>
>> Oops. There was never supposted to be a link :-)
>>
>>>> interest in this feature and with the money we are willing to put in
>>>> :-|
>>>
>>>
>>> I'm willing to work on it if there is money available. You are the
>>> only one that has says that you would commit money. Where are the
>>> rest of the folks? Based on the number of people that stepped up to
>>> pay for virtdomains support (zero), I'm guessing there are fewer out
>>> there willing to spend money than you think. But I could be wrong.
>>
>>
>> I'm happy to see that there are indeed others interested in this ;-)
>>
>>> Other than the altnamespace project ($5000) that I did for a
>>> (unnamed) company in Texas, Jeremy Howard at Fastmail is the only one
>>> who has consistently paid for features. I'll let him disclose what
>>> he has spent, if he chooses to, but its safe to say that its been
>>> more than just pizza and beer.
>>
>>
>> I expected more then pizza and beer, so that's no surprise :-)
>>
>>> I'd have to look at David's patch again and discuss things with CMU
>>> to get a good time estimate, but I'm guessing that a project like
>>> this would cost a few thousand dollars.
>>
>>
>> Ok, I'll start a discussion with our management based on your latest
>> estimation ($3000-$5000) and I'll let you know about the results.
>> (Might take a while, I think at least not this week. If you have more
>> details (for instance time estimation) let me know.)
>>
>> Bye,
>> Paul
>>
>>
>>
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