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[11]: Comment by porcel
by pfgbsd on Thu 19th Sep 2013 20:16 UTC in reply to "RE[10]: Comment by porcel"
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"TBH, I honestly don't care what linux consider private or public; the license doesn't mention any different between them so such considerations usually have little legal weight.

The difference carries a ton of weight.


Nah, very, very little.

... copyright offers the weakest of protections: it covers only narrowly defined expressions.

The whole article is worth a read, and it covers the issue in much deeper depth that I can explain here.

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