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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RE: ZFS for Linux definitive good
by nalf38 on Tue 8th Jun 2010 03:59 UTC in reply to "ZFS for Linux definitive good"
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Good idea, but impossible. This was suggested when GPL3 came out. Everyone who ever contributed to the linux kernel would have to give their consent to change the license.

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