[atlas] Survey results on Atlas open-sourcing
Daniel Karrenberg daniel.karrenberg at ripe.net
Thu Jan 5 15:59:08 CET 2012
On 05.01.2012, at 15:49, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote: > On Wed, Jan 04, 2012 at 05:07:10PM +0100, > Iñigo Ortiz de Urbina <inigo at infornografia.net> wrote > a message of 81 lines which said: > >> I personally do not endorse the creation of further parallel, *public* >> measurement platforms. > > They already exist (SamKnows, Grenouille, Bismark) so what's the > point? Whether you endorse it or not, it happens. I am involved in a > national measurement project in France > <http://www.arcep.fr/index.php?id=8571&tx_gsactualite_pi1[uid]=1469&tx_gsactualite_pi1[backID]=1&cHash=a1c027a224> > and Atlas is considered for the implementation but, of course, not > being able to modify Atlas is a no-no. Stephane, while we are not ready to open-source RIPE Atlas we are very interested to cooperate with initiatives like this provided that the data gathered is shared for the benefit of the RIPE community. Of course such cooperation can very well include transfer or exchange of technology. But we have to be sure that the RIPE community benefits from the cooperation. Maybe we should discuss this further privately? Cordialment Daniel NB: I believe in open software and I have been contributing before the term even existed. But that does not mean that it useful in all cases at all times.