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 From:  Fred Weston <Fred at daytonawan dot com>
 To:  Zach Lowry <zach at zachlowry dot net>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Possible new idea for a m0n0 project
 Date:  Sun, 18 Jan 2004 16:56:56 -0500
Zach Lowry wrote:

> Hello everyone!
> As a pretty early adopter of m0n0wall, I've been impressed so much 
> with each release with the great job that the community has done on 
> the project. I've wanted to contribute many times over, but I haven't 
> had a chance with the other projects that I'm involved to start 
> working on another!
> However, I had an idea for another project that I thought maybe some 
> of the m0n0wall contributors might be interested in pursuing. As far 
> as I'm concerned, m0n0wall has the "market" cornered on a free 
> embedded router-type distribution. What there isn't much of, however, 
> is an open-source web-enabled NAS replacement distribution. A NAS is 
> not a very complex device, really, all it really does is run file 
> sharing services, and possibly RAID, though I'm sure it would 
> eventually become quite featureful is it evolved at m0n0wall's rate. 
> There's plenty of hardware available that would make a very useful 
> NAS-type device and a much lower cost than what most commercial NAS 
> devices sell for. I have a Cobalt Qube and a Toshiba Magnia, both of 
> which would be great candidates for a hardware platform to run this on.
> So, I guess what I'm wondering is, is anyone interested in working on 
> a project like this? Would anyone like to start m0n0nas? :)
> Thanks for reading!
> Zach Lowry
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I would definitely be interested.  :-)