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 legal
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 reasons.
* Red Hat applies the upstream first policy for kernel modules (including
filesystems). Without upstream presence, kernel modules like ZFS cannot be
supported by Red Hat.
and "due to licensing reasons" links to
which is quite
interesting and quite long. If you have just time to read one section, the
two paragraphs at the end under "Do Not Rely On This Document As Legal
Advice" seem like the _most_ interesting to me.
Fedora Project Leader