[zfs-discuss] Plans for Open ZFS in mainline Linux kernel?

Tren Blackburn iam at theendoftime.net
Tue Aug 20 12:25:51 EDT 2013

On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 4:30 AM, Uncle Stoat <stoatwblr at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 12/08/13 15:53, Chris Siebenmann wrote:
>>   I do not believe that this is the case. The source code for both
>> the Linux kernel and the ZFS code base under specific copyrights and
>> grants of distribution rights and may only be distributed in ways that
>> respect those copyrights.  If the respective 'licenses' do not permit
>> this mixing, you are out of luck even for source distribution. This is
>> one reason why Linus requires Oracle to sign off on this, which would
>> necessarily include relicensing the code.
> I've been wondering about this myself, as I've been dealing with an outfit
> named CoRaid, who claim to have signed just such an agreement with Oracle.
> Has anyone heard of them at all?
Yes, they are the commercial company behind AoE (ATA over Ethernet).


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