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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hamster
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2006-10-06


If you want to play with GPL, you'll have to do it there way.


It seems they arent to interrested in playing with the gpl?


There isn't anything stopping Sun from dual-licensing, adjusting the single license or re-licensing. They could always stamp it with the BSD license (as an example from recent news).

In the end though; it's there ball and if they want to take it and go home, the rest of the kids at the soccer field don't really have a say in that.


Sun arent the one going home. It's the gpl kid. Blaming sun for not being willing to offer everything so it can be put into the linux kernel.

Why should Oracle/sun change the licens just because a the gpl camp wants them to do so?

Because Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory asks them to? Funny thing is if it were the other way around the gpl people would tell them to write their own code...

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

"Why should Oracle/sun change the licens just because a the gpl camp wants them to do so? "

That was my point. Sun/Oracle has chosen how the item is licensed. It can't be included into the kernel because the license conflicts. If they where interested in getting it into the kernel, they could choose to change the license. Since it's there "ball", they have the right to license it as they like even if that stops some other kids from being able to join in the game.

I see how the comment could be read in the reverse though as many seem to have done given the first few responses.

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hamster Member since:
2006-10-06


That was my point. Sun/Oracle has chosen how the item is licensed. It can't be included into the kernel because the license conflicts. If they where interested in getting it into the kernel, they could choose to change the license. Since it's there "ball", they have the right to license it as they like even if that stops some other kids from being able to join in the game.


Linux arent the only kid and surely not all that important outside the linux camp so why would anyone use the gpl just to please the linux camp?


I see how the comment could be read in the reverse though as many seem to have done given the first few responses.


I might have read to much ínto your post.

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