Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 18th May 2008 15:32 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris It seems like we're really on the subject of filesystems and related technology the past few days. We had an interview with the man behind BeServed, an item on WinFS' current status, and now we - possibly - have news on ZFS coming to Linux. Possibly, because it's all speculation from here on out.
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gpl3
by ahmetaa on Sun 18th May 2008 19:36 UTC
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My guess;

Open Solaris and Linux kernel will be GPLV3. ZFS will be dual licensed.

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RE: gpl3
by Weeman on Sun 18th May 2008 21:53 in reply to "gpl3"
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2006-03-20

Open Solaris and Linux kernel will be GPLV3. ZFS will be dual licensed.

I doubt it's that easy.

The OpenSolaris governance board already decided that GPLv3 is a nogo for the time being. Linus is also opposing the GPLv3, not to mention all the contributor agreements he'd have to get on a license change.

Maybe there'll be binary modules with source code glue a la NVidia drivers. We'll see. Maybe they're just doing a prank.

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RE[2]: gpl3
by diegoviola on Mon 19th May 2008 00:12 in reply to "RE: gpl3"
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2006-08-15

I doubt it's that easy.

The OpenSolaris governance board already decided that GPLv3 is a nogo for the time being. Linus is also opposing the GPLv3, not to mention all the contributor agreements he'd have to get on a license change.


Linus has been saying that he doesn't like GPLv3 as much as GPLv2, but he also said that if Sun makes ZFS to be GPLv3 he will *probably* adopt it.

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