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Now please do not take this in the wrong way as I like what I see of DrivePool, although I will probably wait until M4 or RC1 before converting my WHS V1 environment to WHS 2011. Alex is very responsive and he (and others) are very helpful in these discussions.
My concern is about Covecube Inc. I know nothing about them. If I am going to trust DrivePool with all my data (and yes I will have backups but they will never be completely up-to-date), I would be grateful for some more information:
1. How big is the Development Team (or is it just Alex)?
2. How big is the Support Team (or is it just Alex)?
3. Is the source (at least when it gets to RC1) fully documented, so that others in Covecube could take over should something terrible happen to Alex (not that I wish him any harm at all!)?
4. Have you considered (post-RC1) putting the code into Escrow so that should the unthinkable happen, then others would be able to continue support?
As I said, I like all I see about DrivePool and Alex but I have to worry about the security and safety of my own data.
Keep up the good work and roll on M4/RC1.
Alex, thank you for all your hard work and dedication. I'm looking forward to the completed product!
273c brings up very important questions, too important to be left alone for the fear of hurting the feelings of Alex.
Most people in this community seems to have a very close relationship with Alex and I also think that he deserves both respect and admiration.
I was truly amazed to learn that he has achieved this piece of software all alone, but more is at steak here than hurting Alex's feeling - which I don't think that well meant advice will do.
I will certainly not put all my important data in the hands of one single person however clever and trustworthy he might be.
Everyone can imagine a number of scenarios where things get out of hands for one single person, so for the sake of business credibility for your product Alex, please consider steps to ease everybody's minds. I am not in a position to make direct recommendations, but I am sure that in your country, as in mine, there are vendor/developer communities who can assist you in this delicate situation.
Kind regards, Finn
So that's why the Devil didn't make sense: He forgot to include his audience. Henrik Ibsen: Peer Gynt.
Drive bender is useless - had my hopes for the ofiicial release. Will try out DrivePool and will probably join the congregation.
Hope for forgiveness.