ZFS License and Future

Steven Susbauer steven at too1337.com
Sat Nov 6 04:52:42 UTC 2010

On 11/5/10 4:34 PM, Chad Perrin wrote:
> Will Oracle start using patent suits to try to stop people
> who aren't paying for ZFS or who are using it on platforms other than
> Solaris from using it?
> Whether you think concerns like these will prove reasonable in the long
> run, they make a lot more sense than assuming that Alejandro just wonders
> if the CDDL is "dangerous" somehow.

I would be surprised. Oracle (real Oracle, not Sun) is still the primary 
developer of btrfs on Linux. They are pretty much going for feature 
parity with ZFS and want people to actually use it. If they start suing 
over ZFS patents which are certainly applicable to btrfs, it will have 
repercussions on that side.

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