[Box Backup] Box and non-C++ clients

Peter Harrison boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Thu, 16 Feb 2006 11:24:30 +1300

On Wed, 2006-02-15 at 22:11 +0000, Ben Summers wrote:

> * I had no idea there was so much interest or so much going on!

Sorry Ben, I know after a initial flurry of interest I sort of went
quiet. We went some way down the track of commercializing BoxBackup into
something for Windows servers. We didn't quite make it, and with the
collapse of a few 'sweet' customers who were proving our primary income
we didn't quite get to market with the system.

As an aside, I did commit to putting a certain percentage of revenue
aside for putting back into bb - primarily funding Ben for further
development. Reality is however we havn't made anything to date.

There is lots of interest in it - if we can only deliver a something
that has all the trimmings of a 'professional product' - aka the
marketing and business model.

I know - its a bit of the chicken and egg situation, being able to sink
the resources into something to get it to that point before you can
start earning off it.

Anyhow, hopefully between us we can get it there at least technically.