Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Nov 2010 22:59 UTC
Debian and its clones "ZFS will be supported in Debian Squeeze using the official installer. This means that Debian Squeeze will be one of the first GNU distributions to support ZFS. In fact, even though ZFS support didn't make it to Debian-Installer beta1 by the time it was released, it is now available in the netboot images (this happens because netboot images fetch newer installer components from the internet)."
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thought debian was all free
by TechGeek on Thu 2nd Dec 2010 02:59 UTC
TechGeek
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2006-01-14

I thought debian was one of those distros that only ships free software. ZFS is NOT free. Sun and NetApp are still fighting over the patents in court. If NetApp wins, the source code Sun put out under open source will be tainted.

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RE: thought debian was all free
by d3vi1 on Thu 2nd Dec 2010 11:32 in reply to "thought debian was all free"
d3vi1 Member since:
2006-01-28

I thought debian was one of those distros that only ships free software. ZFS is NOT free. Sun and NetApp are still fighting over the patents in court. If NetApp wins, the source code Sun put out under open source will be tainted.


You're out of date. It's been settled:
http://www.enterprisestorageforum.com/industrynews/article.php/3902...

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spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

There is no such thing as a patented software. Patents cover methods and software patents are almost all trivial methods. Technically every single software violates hundreds of patents. ZFS is no more patented than vfat (See Microsoft vs TomTom litigation) or any other file system.

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