ZFS License and Future

Chad Perrin perrin at apotheon.com
Sun Nov 7 05:39:00 UTC 2010

On Sat, Nov 06, 2010 at 07:09:57PM -0400, Chris Brennan wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 6, 2010 at 6:57 PM, Chip Camden <sterling at camdensoftware.com>wrote:
> >
> > The one in that list that worries me the most is VirtualBox -- that's a
> > truly useful solution that isn't easily replaced.  But I read somewhere
> > that there was a movement gaining steam to break off from Oracle.
> >
> I agree, vBox is vital .... OOo3 has movement as well. See the following
> links
> http://www.documentfoundation.org/
> http://www.documentfoundation.org/download/
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenDocument_Foundation

Yes, there are already forks underway -- such as LibreOffice (OO.o fork),
MariaDB (MySQL fork), and so on.  We'll see whether they end up subject
to expensive lawsuits as a result.

I haven't read your links yet, but I'll probably get to it tomorrow.

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]
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