On Monday, June 29, 2020 3:40:57 PM MST Markus S. wrote:
It's not a GPL violation. OpenZFS works under Linux through a
layer called SPL, the Solaris Porting Layer. SPL is licensed under GPL.
Torvalds himself said that a non-GPL file system that was written for
another OS cannot be considered a derivative of the Linux kernel:
SPL is a derived work from the Linux kernel because it's designed
Linux kernel. SPL is therefore under GPL. ZFS is designed for Solaris and
therefore a different license is fine.
Dell, a friggin huge US company, wouldn't distribute Ubuntu with
laptops if they as the distributor did something illegal.
That's a good point, I didn't think about that. Additionally, having the
context from Linus is very useful, thank you for that!
John M. Harris, Jr.