Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Fri 25th Jul 2008 16:08 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Linux Daniel Phillips has announced the prototype design of a new linux filesystem (implementation has only begun). The most interesting thing seems to be a different way of implementing versioning: "Unlike the currently fashionable recursive copy on write designs with one tree root per version, Tux3 stores all its versioning information in the leaves of btrees using the versioned pointer algorithm. This method promises a significant shrinkage of metadata for heavily versioned filesystems as compared to ZFS and Btrfs".
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FSF's goal is to make it so that if you even use GCC to compile a closed source software they will be able to sue you.

That's just pure FUD.

GCC's GPL covers derived works of GCC, not the programs that are compiled with GCC. The GCC runtime library even has specific exceptions for programs compiled with GCC, though I can't be bothered to provide references to the specific license details. I'll leave that for you.

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