[zfs-discuss] ZFS committed to the FreeBSD base.

Jorn Argelo jorn at wcborstel.com
Sat Apr 7 11:26:17 UTC 2007

Rich Teer wrote:
>> I'm happy to inform that the ZFS file system is now part of the FreeBSD
>> operating system. ZFS is available in the HEAD branch and will be
>> available in FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE as an experimental feature.
> This is fantastic news!  At the risk of raking over ye olde arguments,
> as the old saying goes: "Dual licensing?  We don't need no stinkeen
> dual licensing!".  :-)
First of all, thanks a lot for all the hard work of both the FreeBSD 
developers as the ZFS developers. I can't wait to give it a go.

That leads me to one question though: Why is *BSD able to bring it into 
the OS as where Linux has licensing problems with the CDDL? AFAIK Linux 
users can only run it in userland mode and not in kernel mode because of 
the licenses.

I don't really know the differences between all the licenses, so feel 
free to correct me if I'm saying something stupid.



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