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On Mon, 2020-06-29 at 12:26 -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 28, 2020 at 09:59:52AM -0700, John M. Harris Jr wrote:
>>> We cannot include ZFS in Fedora for legal reasons. Additionally,
>>> ZFS is not
>>> really intended for the laptop use case.
>> Has that actually been explored? How does Canonical get around the
>> issues with OpenZFS' licensing?
> I can't really speculate on Canonical's legal stance and I encourage
> everyone else to also not.
> I can point to Red Hat's, though: the knowledge base article here
> * ZFS is not included in the upstream Linux kernel due to licensing
> * Red Hat applies the upstream first policy for kernel modules
> filesystems). Without upstream presence, kernel modules like ZFS
> cannot be
> supported by Red Hat.
This is not fully true to my knowledge. Red Hat ships VDO and that is
not even sent to upstream (yet?).
It has taken a bit longer than perhaps expected. However the intention
is very much that it will go upstream,