Riebesehl wrote:So how do you know they didn't approach other NAS vendors besides Netgear in the past? To me the open letter implies that, they've tried to talk to them, but besides Netgear noone listened.
I would wonder if they have never tried to contact the NAS makers. If I were in their **, I would banged on the doors of the highly commecrial Linux distributors like Novell, Redhat, ...) No - again, Netgear respectively ReadyNAS is supporting the project much longer.
Riebesehl wrote:I just read these pages as not targeted at NAS vendors. NAS vendors will have to talk to them directly.
there is no such service offering at all. B.S. marketing. Oh - and certainly not the most serious Web page for a business in Germany - the impressum is incomplete (can find http://www.netafp.com/about/
only) according to German and/or EU laws. So lets hope they're not hit by a fast lawyer. I'm just an engineer - and I hope the team is careful when it comes to the legal stuff and won''t get hurt.
schumaku wrote:In my opinion - and I like ot remind you I'm not QNAP - they should offer something in the range between 0.15 Euro (for home/SOHO NAS) up to 0.50 Euro per business class NAS sold. If all NAS vendors using Netatalk doing the same, this will be a very good business for the team.
Sounds reasonable, I'm sure they offered similar to QNAP, but QNAP as well as others didn't respond. So I can perfectly understand their (NetAFPs) action.
Do you know? Are you one of the NetAFP team members?
The only contact I have seen (and can see...) was here in the forum - some weeks ago in a thread on "unclear" behaviour of some iApplications (ie. iPhoto) over Netatalk. I felt there is somebody writing who was not happy about his situation - with a reference "potentially a netatalk bug" and a link to the AFP 3.3 documentation - but there was no other reaction when I remember right.
Certainly a cry in the dark was this post from January 2011 http://www.netafp.com/status-of-netatal ... endor-322/
... cerainly highly incomplete - many more NAS are implementing AFP/TimeMachine based on Netatalk code vey likely: Thecus, Adaptec, iOmega/EMC, Exanet, ...
Sometimes, also the NetAFP team does - well, bad promotion ... signed "-slow":
QNAP hasn't got decent UNIX engineering staff capable of provoding the level of support neccessary to run serious business from their products via AFP. They rely on Netatalk for AFP and have their bets placed on the Netatalk community fixing the/their/your problems. Sometimes this works, sometimes it doesn't.
I don't know how enocuraging this is to go into a business relation
Worth mentioning here: Apple ceased from the enterprise server market, dropping the Xserve products sometims back to the end of last year. Here is Steve J. himself in an Apple Data Center:
To me, this does not look like a single Xserver - much more these are all HP Proliant DL 380 G-something servers. So either they run OS X Server on these boxes - or they own the NetAFP engineers a lot of money, too