This is the next step to a true dedicated Nebula server. Running on a separate Windows box is nice and all but with Windows comes licensing and viruses and stability and resource issues and all sorts of other things. By porting it to Linux, Nebula becomes a truly viable server application. It also opens the door to a whole new revenue stream for Giancarlo: Nebula hardware.
Without the complications of Windows, Giancarlo (or a partner... or a third-party company) could build Nebula server machines that are as easy to setup and maintain as a home router. Scaled back build of Linux with nothing but the core OS, TCP/IP, Apache2, and Nebula Server. Apache hosts a web page to install libraries and modify the XML files as well as reboot and perform diagnostics on the system if need be. This could be done in 1u and sold for a whole lot of money while introducing Nebula to a whole new audience because of ease of use.
I know Giancarlo has a ton on his plate but I think that the investment of time would be well worth it.
I don't think you'd get a ton of home users setting up their own Linux servers but the potential to make a Nebula hardware device that could be sold... You'd reach a whole new audience and make a killing. I know there are commercial studios who would love to use Nebula if they could slap a 1u or 2u system into their rack and manage it through a web browser but aren't willing to invest in a whole new box and go through the trouble of installing the OS and software.
we'll start developing for linux when we'll have a contract about something to release. We could create it quickly. At the moment I can't see a single reason for doing it because nobody is interested (apart you )
Well I'm gonna see if it'll run in WINE. If it does, I can make a very lightweight Linux server for Nebula and build a front-end for the XML files and library management in PHP. This can be a demo, then you'll see. Then you'll all see! Muhuhahahahaha... </evil villain laugh>
EDIT: Seriously though, this is as close to a stand-alone Nebula processor as you can get. It would be huge for you.