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SubjectRe: NWFS Submitted to Alan Cox
On Sat, Jun 30, 2001 at 05:35:58PM -0700, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:

Alan,

There is a very current version which I have not released that is
in great shape. I have not posted it. This is the version I
would be sending you.

Jeff


>
>
> Alan,
>
> I would like for you to take over NWFS if you are willing. I have dissolved
> TRG as a Utah Corporation and I am now focused on a variety of projects
> for various clients related to Linux development. Novell has recently
> threatened to try to take my house and assets if I post any more
> NWFS releases or MANOS.
>
> I am doing very well with my consulting projects, but to be honest,
> my family has sufferred horribly in the past four years fighting with
> Novell every other week, and there's a very strong chance I will be
> moving shop to either New Mexico or Arizona, since they own the
> local courts here in Utah (all the judges are mormons in Utah Valley
> and pro-Novell).
>
> There are several areas that need restructuring and work, and I am
> available to answer questions, and assist with technical consulting,
> but I can no longer post releases of NWFS on Linux. My children
> need a house over their heads, and I believe what Novell says about
> taking it and putting us out on the street. They are wounded in the
> market, and very dangerous at present, so I am trying very hard to
> stay out of their way. If you choose to decline, it's up for grabs
> with whomever else wants to take it over, but you have first dibs.
>
> If you elect take it over, I will have my attorneys prepare an
> agreement transferring legal ownership to you. I will retain M2FS
> and the clustered versions, since I have a clients abroad who want this
> technology, and it does not utilitze any NetWare specific technologies.
> I would also retain IP rights to NWFS to use future incarnations in
> products should I set up in another state.
>
> I do not want to see NWFS fall by the wayside and not get supported,
> so I would really like it if you would be willing to take it over
> and get it 2.4 clean.
>
> Please advise,
>
> Jeff
>
>
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