[haiku-development] BeServed donated!

Hi there,

I recently got a mail from Kevin Musick, the author of BeServed (ie. 
Teldar Corporation, www.teldar.com), that he would like to donate 
BeServed and its companion tools (like its Windows server) under the 
MIT license. I already retrieved most sources from him (the Unix server 
code is still missing, everything else is there).

Now the question is what we do with it exactly.

We already have a more or less complete network file system written by 
Ingo. Since we probably need to rework that one anyway when porting it 
to Haiku, it might be a good idea to have a look at BeServed, and see 
if we can reuse the best parts of both file systems, whereever 
feasible.
For now, I would commit the sources into our repository unchanged 
(under src/tests/add-ons/kernel/file_systems), so that we have them 
available for inspection.

AFAIK both file systems are pretty complete by themselves (disregarding 
any eventual bugs). The advantage of BeServed is that it comes with 
servers for other operating systems, so that you can access their file 
systems using BeServed as well (you then don't have attribute support, 
AFAICT).

Bye,
   Axel.


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