Virally licensed code in FreeBSD kernel

Colin Percival cperciva at
Sat Apr 14 17:03:18 UTC 2007

Brett Glass wrote:
> There is a huge problem in that the CDDL is "viral." It "infects"
> products with which it is combined.

This is why zfs isn't part of GENERIC.  We've distributed tainted
kernel modules for a long time, and there's nothing wrong with that
-- GPL/CDDL taint doesn't cross dynamic linking.

Colin Percival

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