Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Jun 2010 10:15 UTC, submitted by kragil
Linux Employees of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have ported Sun's/Oracle's ZFS natively to Linux. Linux already had a ZFS port in userspace via FUSE, since license incompatibilities between the CDDL and GPL prevent ZFS from becoming part of the Linux kernel. This project solves the licensing issue by distributing ZFS as a separate kernel module users will have to download and build for themselves.
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kittynipples
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2006-08-02

This isn't about Oracle wanting to "play with GPL," this is about some Linux developers wanting Oracle to change its licensing terms to accommodate them. If it was the other way around, you could be sure that Oracle would be told to pound sand.

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