Q: Will Lustre continue to be open source? A: Absolutely.
…Q: How will Sun continue to support customers like HP, Dell, DDN that currently ship Lustre?
A: The Lustre team is fully committed to supporting our relationships and commitments to our partners. Sun fully realizes that one of the compelling benefits of Lustre is that it runs on so many different platforms — even ones that we may be competing with. Internally we have “firewalls” in place to protect sensitive partner information in order to preserve the competitive landscape of Lustre.
… Q: What do you think is the most exciting opportunity we will see for Lustre in the near future?
A: Getting to user space is a huge deal for Lustre. Not only because that is the optimal path for multi-platform support of ZFS/DMU but also because it removes the burden of having to maintain kernel patches for Linux.
Sun and Lustre: interview with Peter Bojanic
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