Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Mar 2013 23:45 UTC
Linux "Today the ZFS on Linux project reached an important milestone with the official 0.6.1 release! Over two years of use by real users has convinced us ZoL is ready for wide scale deployment on everything from desktops to super computers."
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WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

* the FAQ entry about the license on the ZoL site:
http://zfsonlinux.org/faq.html#WhatAboutTheLicensingIssue


That link explains the situation pretty much exhaustively: cannot be distributed as kernel built-in, but can be distributed as a separate module or source-code. Thanks for the link.

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Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

No problem, but it wasn't that hard to find it. :-)

Also this does not mean ZoL could not be used as a root filesystem, a normal Linux distribution always uses an initial ramdisk. As far as I know the ramdisk can also be used to load the filesystem module for the rootfilesystem.

Edited 2013-03-30 17:36 UTC

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MacMan Member since:
2006-11-19

Also this does not mean ZoL could not be used as a root filesystem,


That's really good question, any lawyer types hazard a guess?

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