Bacula Mini-Status

On Monday 9 February, Bacula Systems SA and Bareos GmbH & Co KG have reached a settlement concerning the proceedings pending in Lausanne, Switzerland, pursuant to which parties have withdrawn their respective claims. The terms of their settlement agreement are confidential.

Bacula Admin I & II Trainings

The ever-growing program of certified Bacula Training courses kicks off in January with Open-Future presenting the official “Bacula Admin I” training next week in Belgium, 13-15th January 2015. This is followed by téïcée‘s “Bacula Admin II” training in France, 20-23rd January 2015. Here are more details on the certified Bacula Admin I & II classes […]

Kern Sibbald, speaker at Latinoware 2014

Today on 15th of October, Kern Sibbald will be speaking at Latinoware in Foz do Iguaçu, Brasil. Latinoware 2014 is a Latin American Open Source Software Conference which takes place 15-17th October 2014. More than 4300 people, including students, professionals and specialists from the area, are expected for the eleventh edition of the event. Promoted by […]

Kern Sibbald Wins 2014 CH Open Source Award

Kern Sibbald Wins the 2014 CH Open Source Award Leading prize “Champions in Open Source” awarded to Kern Sibbald for his achievements with Bacula, Bacula Systems and Open Source October 10, 2014, Yverdon les Bains, Switzerland: – Bacula Systems’ CTO and Chairman, Dr. Kern Sibbald has won the 2014 CH Open Source award for his […]

Training Session Admin I

Please be informed that Bacula Systems is organizing its next Admin I training session 28th, 29th and 30th of October, in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland. The Administrator I Training Course is designed to help new or existing administrators of Bacula acquire the knowledge they need to install, configure and operate the solution in a production environment quickly […]

Why Forking is Bad

I have always felt that forking an open source project is mostly a waste of energy because for the most part you get 1, 1 rather than 1+1, in other words the synergy of working together is lost by forking. Secondly forking divides the community.  Today, there are a lot of advocates of forking, and […]

Bacula Status Report 30 August 2014

I would like to bring you up to date on the following items: 1. Bacula Release Status 2. Windows Binaries 3. Bacula Enterprise 4. Vacation 1. Bacula Release Status As you probably are aware, the current version of Bacula is 7.0.5, which appears to be quite stable.  I have seen a few reports of seg […]

Release 7.0.5

This is a bug fix release to version 7.0.4.   Since it fixes several major problems, we recommend that everyone upgrade to this version. As usual, the source code has been uploaded to the Bacula project of Source Forge. 28Jul14 – Fix #547 by adding .schedule command – Update AUTHORS – Fix bug #2079 […]

All Project Forks Are Not Bad

In general, I believe that project forks are not good. I wouldn’t really say that forks are bad, but they do tend to duplicate effort and split the community. They certainly are justified if the particular project is stalled or is not willing to meet the needs of a community or if the new project […]

About the author

Rob Morrison

Rob Morrison started his IT career with Silicon Graphics in Switzerland, which developed into a wide variety of IT management roles for almost 10 years. He has subsequently held various management positions in professional open source companies such as JBoss, Red Hat and Pentaho, contributing to the growth of these well-known companies. He is a graduate of Plymouth University and holds an Digital Media and Communications BSc Honours degree, and completed an Overseas Studies Program.