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SubjectRe: ZFS with Linux: An Open Plea
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On Tue, 2007-04-17 at 16:06 +0100, Ricardo Correia wrote:
> Alan Cox wrote:
> > The real test of whether Sun were serious about ZFS being anywhere but
> > Solaris is what they do to license it - they've patented everything they
> > can, and made the code available only under licenses incompatible with
> > other OS products. Their intent is quite clear, and quite sad.
>
> That is not quite true. They made ZFS available under the CDDL, which is
> an OSI-approved open-source license that is *less* restrictive than the
> GPL. The CDDL doesn't prevent anyone from using the ZFS code in
> combination with code under other licenses.

You are wrong. Please read e.g.
<http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#GPLIncompatibleLicenses>
(maybe there are better analysis somewhere, but I don't know where).

Xav


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