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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what happened to the lawsuit
by TechGeek on Mon 7th Jun 2010 17:06 UTC
TechGeek
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2006-01-14

What ever happened to the lawsuit between Sun and NetApp (I think it was them) over who actually owned the rights to ZFS? The lawsuit was the main reason why I figured ZFS would never make it into the kernel.

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Kebabbert Member since:
2007-07-27

Recently, december 2009, the court judged that NetApp has no claims to ZFS. Sun won that case. There is a web page on Sun that details every twist and turn. That case is closed.

NetApp sued Sun in another county, despite that both NetApp and Sun have the head quarters just a few miles a part. NetApp sued Sun in a county used by Patent Trolls. NetApp are nothing more than patent trolls. They are scared shit less about ZFS, which competes with their extremely expensive proprietary WAFL servers. ZFS can offer all that, for free. NetApp are soon doomed.

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