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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dvzt
Member since:
2008-10-23

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

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


And if you want to play with Sun, you'll have to do it their way, too.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

exactly. Oracle/Sun chose a license and it is either compatible or not but it's there choice.

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kittynipples Member since:
2006-08-02

My guess is that if Oracle decided to play nice and dual license it, the GPL kids would repay the favor by only contributing their patches to the GPL version. Showing their true appreciation.

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Macrat Member since:
2006-03-27

It's not Snoracle's fault that Linux uses an incompatible license.

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