Bcachefs Receives Funding By NLNet With NGI Zero Grant

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Storage on 20 February 2024 at 01:23 PM EST. 34 Comments
The Bcachefs file-system that was mainlined to the Linux kernel last year has received a grant from the NLNet Foundation.

Europe's NLNet Foundation has funded a lot of great open-source work over the years and as part of their latest round of Next Generation Internet Zero "NGI0" grants is funding for the Bcachefs file-system. In addition to Bcachefs funding this round is also separate grants for funding to add AMD support to the Converged Security Suite, ReOxide for improving Rust decompilation, enabling true multi-tenacy in MariaDB, WireGuard FPGA implementation, and more. In total 41 projects were announced last week for receiving NGI0 grants.

Hopefully this additional funding will help Kent Overstreet and others continuing to enhance Bcachefs. Overstreet also continues operating a Bcachefs Patreon to help in funding this open-source file-system.

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More details on these latest NLNet grants via NLNet.nl.
"bcachefs aims to be a next generation Linux filesystem, with a fully modern featureset and vastly improved performance, scalability and reliability as compared to other next generation filesystems. Additionally, we aim to improve upon the state of the art in a number of areas such as extensibility, which will aid in development in other areas that have historically had to reinvent technology that already exists in local filesystems (distributed systems), repairability (online check and repair, self healing), and ease and correctness of development with the use of Rust."

The Bcachefs NLNet page can be found here.
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