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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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