Joyent like Soyent ?
Will they eat their own Dogfood ?
Container pioneer and Sun alumni lair Joyent has been bought by Samsung. Since the buyer is a world-spanning industrial powerhouse, the acquisition is too small for Samsung to have to talk about the price. Joyent's probably most famous as the first corporate steward of node.js and one of the language's largest users. It's …
Catch up with the news, Joyent was deleted (*) from node.js for being a tit (**)
* A new outside foundation was created to take the reins when Joyent fumbled and fouled out with slow progress and too-ready slams against individuals (and competitors).
** I'm sure they were simply directing their attention to other technical areas... perhaps selling themselves?
I'm not sure Samsung has the interest of Joyent in mind. Not that Apple would, but I think Apple would have been more likely to find a good and interesting way to use and expand Joyent.
I should probably note that I've been a fan of Joyent for years, and hope they continue to do amazing things.
I'm a happy user of SmartOS virtualization servers for years and must say that Joyent has really been an amazing company that contributed a lot to the improvement of several open source projects: Illumos, dtrace, zfs
Their obsession for performance, stability and system elegance has been inspiring.
Running critical server on their OS a real pleasure.
I hope they can continue this for the years to come from within Samsung.
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