I am a new user of xpenolgy and I am slowly learning. I am an experienced linux sysadmin, and I am going to build during christmas my first nas.
I chose a DIY solution to save money and to be able to expand my config as much as I like.
I am now studying the different NAS distributions and after testing OpenMediaVault and Freenas, I came to XPEnology.
This solution really attracts me a lot, because it's a commercial product and should be more solid and versatile, compared to open source ones.
What scares me is the future. While with freenas (a little bit overkill for my home NAS expectations) and Openmediavault I think there will be no problems in getting support and updates for the years to come, I feel a little more uncertain on xpenology, because in a future, synology may be able to add locks and break the wonderful work people in this community is doing.
So the final question is: do you think that I can install xpenology on my rig and live safe for the next 5 years, counting on updates and support?