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SubjectRe: ZFS with Linux: An Open Plea
On 15/04/07,  Jesper Juhl <> wrote:
On 14/04/07, David R. Litwin <> wrote:
> Before I go on, let me appologise. I don't really know what I hope to
> accomplish, beyond trying to garner thoughts (and support?) for the
> topic.
> Essentially: I want to use Linux and ZFS. I don't particularly care about
> licences or any of the rest of that nonsense.

The license that protects the code we write is far from nonsense.

I know. In the end, this is the reason this topic is being discussed.

I suggest the first thing you do is contact the ZFS developers and
convince them to release their code under a license that's GPL
compatible, then we can start looking at a Linux port.

I began by contacting them. One of the devs there told me to contact the
Linux devs.

> FUSE is nice for trying out new and interresting ideas in userspace -
> it has its uses.

Yes, but it is not really for the end-user. To paraphrase another, it is
mostly academic.

> What are the thoughts of the Linux community?
> Can't tell you that, all I can tell you is my own oppinion.

You make up a member of the Linux community.

> I believe
> ZFS for Linux would be interresting, if not for any other reason then
> for compatibility.

For the greater glory of Linux? :-)

> I'd personally like to see it - but, settle the
> license issue first.

And we've come full circle: The liconsinc issue.

Jesper Juhl <>
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