Like Monty Python's famous dead parrot, the futile Aperi open source storage system management project has fluttered to earth because IBM has removed the funding nail that was keeping it upright. Aperi is now openly dead for all the world to see. The whole idea has been a waste of time and effort from start to finish. IBM led a …
Spit out the marbles and take your medicine like a man, you overgrown patsies.
"The original goal of Aperi was to build a diverse community of committers to help share the burden of the "framework" in order to free up resources in all member companies to expand on the higher level functionality. Over the years, we have not been able to build up this diverse community despite many efforts. The interest just wasn't there."
Tell me that is not the same as ..... Find a Leader who can Lead and Tell us what we should be Doing Now for the Future and what we will can be doing in the Future.
Oh, and re ... "The interest just wasn't there." is a crutch to ease the pain of them not having had any Leading Intelligence.
I participated on Aperi....
I witnessed the whole thing, from its start to its death. Your article is exactly right. It was dead from the inception and IBM seemed to be the last group to accept this. It was kicked off in late 2005, and even people on the team new it was dead by mid 2006. IBM simply refused to take the lead even though they had successfully gathered a number of open-minded partners. From the inception, they ignored and mocked common sense, grass roots, open source development. They refused correction. They refused to be competitive. Very little code was ever developed. And most of the Aperi milestones were political, with no real goal of contributing to the storage development community.
For those leading the project, it was more of a stepping stone to more significant projects... Those that originally came up with Aperi were gone from the project within 5 months. They made their splash and reaped the rewards well before the project had a chance to bear fruit.. well before the project even had a plan of execution.
There's something wrong with a system that rewards ineffectiveness with greater opportunities to be ineffective. Then again, we are seeing that very paradigm play out in the financial sector and thus the economy at large - so how can we blame Aperi for following suit. It's a cultural problem in American business that Mr. Market is finally correcting.
Fortunately, there's always tomorrow, so it's good that IBM finally decided to cut its losses - something I personally told them to do two years ago.
@ I participated on Aperi....
"It's a cultural problem in American business that Mr. Market is finally correcting." Unfortunately, governments everywhere are not allowing the correction to take place. So, instead of a great deal of relatively short term pain there will be a whole lot 'a long term pain. But most importantly it will not be felt by the wealthy and powerful (those who make huge contributions to political fund raisers and, of course, bribery), as we the middle class are paying for those mistakes. The revolution will come, its just a matter of time.
Looking on the Flip side of COIN
"Unfortunately, governments everywhere are not allowing the correction to take place. So, instead of a great deal of relatively short term pain there will be a whole lot 'a long term pain. But most importantly it will not be felt by the wealthy and powerful (those who make huge contributions to political fund raisers and, of course, bribery), as we the middle class are paying for those mistakes" .... By Anonymous Coward Posted Saturday 31st January 2009 00:00 GMT
The long term pain, which is Ineffective, Wasteful and Intellectually Bankrupt Governments trying to Maintain and Retain the Broken Broker Systems, a System whose Work and Ethics Codes have been Hacked/Cracked rendering it a Compromised and Easily Future Comprised at Will Payola to Phantom Third Parties, will specifically result in damage to "the wealthy and powerful (those who make huge contributions to political fund raisers and, of course, bribery)," for they who they seek to Control with their "Gifts", no longer wield the Power they need to Control.
They will need to Invest in the New Force which would be Immune to the Present Market PsychoSIS and which would not require it to Lead, having Alternative Arrangements Virtually Placed to Assist, even UNAIdDEd.