ZFS licensing question
patpro at patpro.net
Wed Oct 28 17:45:27 UTC 2009
On 28 oct. 2009, at 17:30, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> Patrick Proniewski wrote:
>> Well, I understand this list is mainly interested in implementation
>> and tuning, but I'm sure some of you are well informed about
>> licensing issues.
>> Recently, Apple giving up on ZFS has made the headlines. *It
>> appears* to be related to the NetApp vs. Sun case (<http://www.netapp.com/us/company/news/press-releases/news_rel_20070905.html
>> >). And *it appears* Sun tried to impose a license that would make
>> Apple responsible for IP infringement in case Sun would lose
>> against NetApp.
>> It makes me wonder about the FreeBSD port of ZFS. Do you have
>> further informations about the licensing of ZFS technology, and
>> about the case of FreeBSD port ?
> I don't think anyone from FreeBSD has additional details to
> contribute about Apple's decision, and as far as we're aware nothing
> has changed with respect to ZFS licensing.
Well, I think some people are working for Apple and FreeBSD ;)
May be I should have made my point clearer. My concern is: do you
think this kind of problem can impact FreeBSD too. Unfortunately, I'm
not familiar with licenses subtleties and I'm not a lawyer...
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