Well, this is pretty much expected for the FreeNAS CTO to want to discourage people from using this product. As you already have fully developed in-house products . But In all seriousness, there is no intent to step on anybody's toes.I wouldn't recommend that anyone actually do this.
This is a completely new tool, and a little caution can be health thing. The Finch software tries it's best to be completely open about what it does. All of the source code is freely available on GitHub (as is FreeNAS too). This is a brand new project so such concerns are expected to be raised. Trying to be as transparent as possible about this, here is the relevant F.A.Q. entry on the Finch website:For one thing, there's no information on how this might permute (or possibly destroy) your freenas installation, and mucking with things in your boot partition is NOT recommended, particularly as it may interfere with future upgrades.
Perhaps the biggest advantage of Finch is that users are are completely free to choose from ANY of the publicly available jails management tools. Or indeed anything else that can be found in FreeBSD's official pkg-ng repository.For another, there's absolutely nothing to suggest that there are any actual advantages to this style of jail management.
I don't discourage people to use Warden in situations where they are more familiar with Warden and prefer to use that tool. It is a free choice. However open competition should be viewed as a healthy thing. Having alternatives is never bad and helps drive us to improve the quality of our software.The PC-BSD warden system, which FreeNAS uses, already does a fine job of jail management
Nope. There are absolutely no risk of conflicts with Warden. The two systems will run entirely separate from one another. More information at:If someone wants to manage jails from the CLI, they can already do that with the warden and also not run any risk of having competing jail management systems on the same system.
Well, it is pretty much expected the FreeNAS Chief Technology officer, it is part of your paid job to discourage people from using this product. As it is not part of, or produced inside the FreeNAS ecosystem where you have developed similar in-house products.