Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Sep 2013 22:04 UTC, submitted by garyd
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ZFS is the world's most advanced filesystem, in active development for over a decade. Recent development has continued in the open, and OpenZFS is the new formal name for this open community of developers, users, and companies improving, using, and building on ZFS. Founded by members of the Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, and illumos communities, including Matt Ahrens, one of the two original authors of ZFS, the OpenZFS community brings together over a hundred software developers from these platforms.

ZFS plays a major role in Solaris, of course, but beyond that, has it found other major homes? In fact, now that we're at it, how is Solaris doing anyway?

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Comment by porcel
by porcel on Wed 18th Sep 2013 08:52 UTC
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It sounds interesting, but I doubt anything much will change since the license remains the same: CDDL.

This has been debated before, so there is no point in rehashing the arguments, but the truth of the matter is that the impact of ZFS will remain minimal until it can be safely integrated into all major distributions at installation time.

In other words, until major Linux distributions support it on a root install and will honor support contracts where ZFS is used, I doubt it will gain much traction, among other things, because right now ext4 is "good enough" for lots of people and very safe.

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