ZFS License and Future

C. P. Ghost cpghost at cordula.ws
Fri Nov 5 20:04:09 UTC 2010

On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 8:14 PM, Alejandro Imass <ait at p2ee.org> wrote:
> Maybe I should go back to UFS, CCD, GEOM, etc. instead of continuing
> to support f***ing Oracle. ZFS was honestly very easy and seemed very
> reliable and fast, but I would like the opinion and position of people
> here on ZFS before I continue using it.

Technically, as long as Oracle keeps supplying the source code
for versions of ZFS above v28 (no matter how long it takes, i.e. maybe
after releasing Solaris 11 (?)) under the CDDL, we should have no
problems using that code in FreeBSD.

Just note that FreeBSD is not yet at ZFS v28, though it seems there's a
patch for that [*], and we can hope to see it integrated when it is ready.

As a matter of taste, you're free to use whatever file system you like.

> Many thanks,
> Alejandro Imass

[*] http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2010-August/019541.html


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