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Linux "Today the ZFS on Linux project reached an important milestone with the official 0.6.1 release! Over two years of use by real users has convinced us ZoL is ready for wide scale deployment on everything from desktops to super computers."
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RE: "Technically" great work, ...
by saso on Sat 30th Mar 2013 14:23 UTC in reply to ""Technically" great work, ..."
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I guess that no distro is permitted to distribute a kernel with zfs.

This is more of a political/religious issue, rather than a real legal dispute. I highly doubt any open-source distro would ever get sued by any GPL license holder due to the CDDL being incompatible in technicalities. But that's just my opinion.

I really doubt Oracle will change the lisense ever

While Oracle still holds copyright to large portions of the codebase that went into ZoL, they don't hold all of it any more. Many other companies and individuals have contributed, and they'd all have to agree to relicense.

I think the cddl was specifically written to be Gpl incompatible.

Depends on who you ask. Some people say it was, some people say it wasn't.

Sadly I think their effort would have been better spent on making btrfs better.

The amount of work needed to get a complex storage stack up to production quality is mind blowing, so I can't blame them for not wanting to reinvent the wheel and instead just port something that works. Look at the mess SystemTap is in (http://dtrace.org/blogs/brendan/2011/10/15/using-systemtap/) and those guys have been at it since 2006.

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