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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Who can help me understand the problem?
by Moochman on Mon 7th Jun 2010 22:34 UTC
Moochman
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It's been a long time since I read up on the CDDL/GPL incompatibility debacle, and I never really got much of a grasp on it in the first place, so could someone who has a better idea of the problem please explain it to me?

Also out of curiosity, is CDDL equally incompatible with with GPL v2 and v3?

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