Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Apr 2007 19:05 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Linux A recent discussion on the lkml examined the possibility of a Linux implementation of Sun's ZFS. It was pointed out that the file system is released under the GPL-incompatible CDDL, and that Sun has filed numerous patents to prevent ZFS from being reverse engineered. Max Yudin pointed out, "according to Jeff Bonwick's blog Sun issued 56 patents on ZFS, but I have no idea what they patented. Sorry, binary compatible ZFS reimplementation with GPL license might not be legal."
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Use FUSE
by Alexey Technologov on Fri 20th Apr 2007 19:14 UTC
Alexey Technologov
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2007-03-16

Actually, I don't see any problem here; Instead of building a kernel driver for ZFS, build FUSE driver. It will solve the license issue, *and* will be available for multiple OSes including Linux, Mac OS X and BSD UNIX.

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