Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Nov 2010 23:37 UTC, submitted by comay
Oracle and SUN Today Oracle released its latest version of Solaris technology, the Oracle Solaris 11 Express 2010.11 release. It includes a large number of new features not found in either Oracle Solaris 10 or previous OpenSolaris releases including ZFS encryption and deduplication, network-based packaging and provisioning systems, network virtualization, optimized I/O for NUMA platforms and optimized platform support including support for Intel's latest Nehalem and SPARC T3. In addition, Oracle Solaris 10 support is available from within a container/zone so migration of existing systems is greatly simplified. The release is available under a variety of licenses including a supported commercial license on a wide variety of x86 and SPARC platforms.
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RE[4]: ZFS
by Laurence on Tue 16th Nov 2010 14:41 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ZFS"
Laurence
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That doesn't make any sense at all, ZFS is open source. It's available on FreeBSD and there is a module in the works for Linux. Oracle could stop developing it today and ZFS would continue to be improved in OpenIndiana, FreeBSD and (probably) Linux.

But my point is unless ZFS's Linux module is GPL (ie a complete re-write) then Linux is unlikely to adopt it as standard over BtrFS.

So should Oracle drop ZFS (hypothetical question i know) will there be enough community developers to keep ZFS alive?

Maybe I'm worrying over nothing. I very much hope that's the case, but I guess only time will tell

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