I was just reading comments written by Tarry in response to my posting Which industry segment most likely to use Virtualization? He mentioned about APERI project by IBM et al. Jon William Toigo also has been blogging and writing columns about Aperi.
My (mis?) understanding is that Aperi is suppose to be a "open source" initiative. When was the last time a "proprietary source" company started a successful "open source" project?
It has been few months since Aperi announcement was first made. So, I figured by now there must be some real stuff out there about this "open source" initiative. And what did I find? Nothing, nada! Only press releases and media articles. Even website of IBM, supposedly the leader of this gang, has no substantial information on Aperi. Toigo's blog gives the impression that Aperi initiative has been dumped now in the lap of SNIA.
I am impressed with the progress of the Aperi project and the participants' commitment. Can someone care to explain, why should users buy into Ideas running on fumes?