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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RE[5]: Comment by porcel
by pfgbsd on Thu 19th Sep 2013 02:47 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by porcel"
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"The subject of mixing GPL and CDDL comes up somewhat regularly on the illumos lists, and it may surprise you but there is already code that does just that: look at cdrecord.

Except that Debian, Fedora, and others, have ditched cdrecord in favor of either cdrkit or libburn over concerns of mixing CDDL and GPL.

FUD. The author is not only *not* being sued,, but he claims he received an OK from a FSF lawyer.

There is also the case of SmartOS, which is making money with KVM + iillumos. Bryan Cantrill even gave a talk about it to the KVM devs.

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