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We will *never* (yes, I said *never*) sue anyone who uses our ZFS codebase and follows the terms of the license: they publish their improvements, propagate the license, and not sue anyone else who uses the ZFS codebase. And look at the innovation not only with ZFS in OpenSolaris, but its adoption by Mac OS X and BSD.
If Solaris goes over to the GPL3, what position would apple and freeBSD be in, i doubt the BSD license is compatible with the GPL3, so would that not cause licensing problems for freeBSD? Im still in limbo about GPL->BSD ports, could someone maybe explain?
well, this is all well and good - i see why kernel.org can't put out native zfs for the interim, but that shouldn't be the end of it - has anyone been developing zfs kernel support that you could compile into a kernel for zfs? The fact that the gpl is inconsistent with sun is infinging on my freedom to compute - seems contradictory to Stallman's philosophy for GNU. So anyway - does anyone know of anyone who is developing such a source code?
The fact that the gpl is inconsistent with sun is infinging on my freedom to compute
The GPL isn't inconsistent with Sun. Sun is already releasing code under the GPL, including Java and the LGPL, OpenOffice.
The CDDL make no restriction on license mixing so if your freedom is infringed, the issue is on the GPL side.
- seems contradictory to Stallman's philosophy for GNU.
The CDDL is OSI compliant.
So anyway - does anyone know of anyone who is developing such a source code?
No, but a read-only driver wouldn't be that hard, given the fact OpenSolaris has released code allowing to mount, open and read ZFS under the GPLv2 in its grub extensions.