Linked by David Adams on Fri 16th Jul 2010 19:44 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris A Computerworld blog speculates that the open-source Unix distribution may live on, but Oracle won't be supporting it. At this point, "OpenSolaris' only real future is as a fork, which would not be easy to pull off. Still, with enough interest from developers it could be done. OpenSolaris is licensed under the GPLv3 CDDL and various other OSS licenses, so the base code is available."
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by kallisti5 on Fri 16th Jul 2010 20:28 UTC
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I know at least ZFS is CDDL for a fact.. this was why the kernel couldn't use ZFS code and btrfs was created.

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by orestes on Sat 17th Jul 2010 22:28 in reply to "+1 CDDL"
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ZFS most likely wouldn't have ever made it into the Linux kernel as an official patch regardless of licensing because of the way it's built ("rampant layering violations") and politics.

Beyond that BTRFS existing owes a lot more to ReiserFS/Reiser4's groundwork than it does to ZFS coming along.

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