Stateless Debian Project

gaurav gauravp at
Tue May 3 06:37:19 UTC 2005


We have just initiated  Stateless Debian Project and we are looking for 
active volunteers/developers
Detail of project are  given below  

This project was started by Fedora (Redhat) but is no longer in active 
development and  will  not be included in next release of fc4 , this 
projects aims to provide longterm commitment to the concept & port it to 
100% community based distro like Debian

Stateless Linux  converts normal Linux desktop/clients to Stateless 
machines or appliances, which means if throw your computer out of window 
you still will be able to get exactly same same settings/data when you log 
from any other pc in the network ....A single administrator can easily 
manage network  thousands of desktops ...Stateless Linux centralizes the 
state in a Gold server (different from CFengine) and  rest  of clients 
are updated regularly from it . This is different from thin clients as 
local processing power and memory of clients is used (or cached client)
Project Goals

1) Port relevant parts of RH State Linux ( to Debian
2)Extend/integrate/enhance Stateless Linux thru existing projects like  DBRL  <>
and Debian CCD infrastructure, FAI (Fully Automated Installation, 
3) Add cluster support and node monitoring and autonomic capabilities 
4)Meets most of OSDL Desktop Linux specification
5) Long term community based , vendor neutral project
6) Member of "Move 2 Debian" project
7) Latter (2nd phase )Add p2p support for directory support(DHT), file storage and retrieval(tuples), state transfer (Bittorent) 
to elinimate any need of centralized servers/infrastructure and make it highly scalable (to millions!!)

Right now this project is in pre beta stage and we are preparing Stateless Linux White paper and started porting portions of RH Stateless Linux to Debian .
Any  Suggestions/Ideas will appreciated :-) ..if anyone is interested from this  list then pl let me know 


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