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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RE: Comment by evik
by LibertyTrek on Wed 9th Jun 2010 17:21 UTC in reply to "Comment by evik"
LibertyTrek
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2010-06-09

It isn't quite that simple...

Do you not understand that it is a practical *impossibility* to change the license for the linux kernel?

Once you get your head around that, there is only one option when it comes to getting anything inside the kernel - it must be compatible with the kernel license.

Linus already commented a long time ago on this with respect to changing the kernel license to GPLv3, and those same arguments would only be that much stronger with respect to any other license.

I'm not saying this means that anyone else *should* change their license, I'm just saying that arguing that the license for the linux kernel could be changed is just plain ignorant.

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