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    SubjectRe: ZFS with Linux: An Open Plea
    On 4/17/07, Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> wrote:
    > > So who is responsible for potential changing Linux code licensing for
    > > allow if not incorporate CDDL code correct interraction without breaking
    > > some law ?
    >
    > Every single contributor, individually. Which won't happen.
    >
    > 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.
    >
    > Compare it to what the old Sun company did with NFS, which is now a
    > standard used everywhere.
    >
    > If Sun want ZFS to get used all over the place in free software then I'd
    > have expected at the very least to see them throw out a copy of the code,
    > docs and patent grant in a form that could be used, even if it came with
    > no other assistance of any kind. Now would be a great time to do that,
    > but I can't see it happening, instead they'll miss the boat just as
    > microsoft did with Office XML (three years ago they'd have sailed it
    > through ISO to the sound of fanfairs)

    Maybe Ian Murdock could weigh in on this given his new position at Sun. Ian?

    BTW, congrats on the new gig...
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