ZFS in Fedora?

Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Thu Nov 29 09:31:48 UTC 2007

On Wed, 28 Nov 2007 16:17:02 -0800
Dave Stevens <geek at uniserve.com> wrote:

> In an article in Information Week on November 5, 2007 I read, "What Sun's 
> OpenSolaris Means For Open Source
> Sun Microsystems has turned its Solaris operating system, which uses the 
> next-generation ZFS file system, into an open-source project; free downloads 
> are now available. " This is at:
>  http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=202802683
> Does this mean that ZFS can be implemented in Fedora? Is anyone aware of a 
> port?

Sun have so far not made it available under GPLv2, and it isn't clear a
parallel implementation done from scratch under GPLv2 would not fall foul
of their patents. They've so far not replied to requests to clarify that.

At the moment ZFS is also subject to lawsuits between NetApp and Sun.


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