Virally licensed code in FreeBSD kernel

Brett Glass brett at
Sat Apr 14 01:22:04 UTC 2007

I just read with some concern the announcement that Sun's ZFS has 
been integrated into the FreeBSD kernel. This would mean, 
unfortunately, that FreeBSD is now covered by the CDDL, which is a 
viral license similar to the GPL. Has FreeBSD abandoned its 
longstanding practice of keeping the kernel truly free?

--Brett Glass

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