Finally, the european parliament managed to see the light and rejected the software patents directive. There is still hope.
Also last night I found the Self-certifying Filesystem. I nerver even considered using plain NFS, but this looks very promising. Maybe tonight I'll end up trying it on my LAN. That is if I don't spend all my time playing around with the 2.6 kernel on a Sun ultra10 box. Last time I tried that I mangled the filesystem from our production system, but now we got two spare unltra10's to play on. So hopefully I'll finally figure out why I never got that working before.