Funding Cyrus High Availability

Lee lee_hoffman at
Thu Sep 16 11:00:23 EDT 2004

What do people think about a bounty program like horde's:

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?


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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