By bonwick on Nov 16, 2005
I was originally planning to blog about RAID-Z today, but I can't.
There's been such a tremendous outpouring of energy and passion for the ZFS launch today that the only thing I can think about is this: thank you.
Eric Schrock and Dan Price have been tireless in their efforts to get the OpenSolaris ZFS community up and running. Bryan Cantrill has rounded up all the ZFS blog entries from today, which run the gamut from informative to surprising to downright funny. And for me, as the papa bear, every one of them is also personally touching. Thank you for using ZFS during the early days, for providing insights on how to make it better, and for taking the time to write up your personal experiences and spread the word.
I'm incredibly proud of the ZFS team, and deeply grateful: no one person can do something on this scale. Thank you for making the leap of faith to join me in this effort, to create something out of nothing, to take an idea from vision to reality. It has been an amazing and wonderful experience.
To Cathy, Andrew, David, and Galen: thank you for support, encouragement, patience, and love. Six years is a long time to wait for Daddy to finish his project. But somehow, you managed to understand how important this was to me, and for you, that was good enough: you've been a constant source of energy the whole way. I can't imagine doing it without you.
Awww, now I'm getting all weepy.
Please come back tomorrow and I promise we'll have that chat about RAID-Z.
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