Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Aug 2010 19:14 UTC, submitted by Cytor
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris Due to me not working for OSNews these past eight weeks, I've been a bit out of the loop, as I didn't really follow technology news. I did notice that a lot is going on in OpenSolaris land, and today, Oracle has outlined what it has planned for Solaris 11 - and according to some, the fears about OpenSolaris' future were justified.
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RE[3]: Is it bad? Not really.
by tyrione on Thu 12th Aug 2010 04:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Is it bad? Not really."
tyrione
Member since:
2005-11-21

"Linux really doen't have anything that matches OpenSolaris ZFS in ease of use and features.


Nothing that is production ready. Wait a year and BTRFS will be here. If you are looking to the future with your data storage needs, BTRFS is a really good reason to *not* go to ZFS, unless you are already running Solaris everywhere.
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Who makes BTRFS? Oracle.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

While the project was started by Oracle, the code is GPL and already merged int the mainline kernel. Josef Bacik of Red hat is one of the fulltime developers ( along with two others from oracle ). There is widespread plans for adoption from many distros. While an outright Oracle drop of the project would delay it, I doubt they would be able to stop it.

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RE[4]: Is it bad? Not really.
by segedunum on Fri 13th Aug 2010 17:18 in reply to "RE[3]: Is it bad? Not really."
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

Who makes BTRFS? Oracle.

I take it the implication there is that Oracle might stop development? The code is already in mainline and is also being developed by Red Hat and others so Oracle aren't going to put the genie back in that bottle.

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