Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Jun 2010 10:15 UTC, submitted by kragil
Linux Employees of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have ported Sun's/Oracle's ZFS natively to Linux. Linux already had a ZFS port in userspace via FUSE, since license incompatibilities between the CDDL and GPL prevent ZFS from becoming part of the Linux kernel. This project solves the licensing issue by distributing ZFS as a separate kernel module users will have to download and build for themselves.
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Laurence
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2007-03-26

Only if you redistribute it. The GPL only put restrictions on distribution, not usage. If you add the ZFS module to your own system it's ok but then you may not, for example, distribute a HDD image of that system.


I see.

Thanks for the clarification

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