FreeNAS ready for the next step !

Hi all,

FreeNAS needs some big modification for removing its present limitation (one of the biggest is the non support of easly users add-ons).
We think that a full-rewriting of the FreeNAS base is needed. From this idea, we will take 2 differents paths:

  • Volker will create a new project called “‘OpenMediaVault” based on a GNU/Linux using all its experience acquired with all its nights and week-ends spent to improve FreeNAS during the last 2 years. He still continue to work on FreeNAS (and try to share its time with this 2 projects).
  • And, a great surprise: iXsystems, a company specialized in professional FreeBSD offers to take FreeNAS under their wings as an open source community driven project. This mean that they will involve their professionals FreeBSD developers to FreeNAS! Their manpower will permit to do a full-rewriting of FreeNAS.
Personally, I come back to actively work in FreeNAS and begin to upgrade it to FreeBSD 8.0 (that is “production ready” for ZFS).


  1. egg

    Hi there,
    If you want ZFS, why don’t you try Solaris ?

  2. Ludovic


    J’aimerais vous contacter pour discuter d’un autre projet base sur FreeNAS.

  3. john smith

    Just noticed that the CoreNAS team have gone live with their website

    Before, it was only the sourceforge website that was live

  4. mmaxx

    Why not use the work PFSense has done in forking the monowall gui?
    They have packages etc and other things going on FreeBSD.

  5. Olivier

    The official website for Openmedia Vault will be:

    The website is not related to anyone on the FreeNAS or OpenMediaVault team (the owner of had registered the domain name some days before Volker did it).

    “Why not use the work PFSense has done in forking the monowall gui?”

    It’s an interesting idea (I’m testing it), but I will let ixSystems to decide.

  6. Tommy

    I would just like to say a big thank you to all developers/beta testers/users of this project.


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