is zfs incompatible with the GNU Project ?
Paolo Del Bene
id3rfix at gmail.com
Mon Apr 9 00:50:18 CEST 2012
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From: Robert Millan <rmh at debian.org>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 19:17:19 +0100
Subject: Re: Bug#651624: is zfs incompatible with the GNU Project ?
To: Benjamin Kaduk <kaduk at mit.edu>
Cc: Hannes <debian-bsd-list at soulrebel.in-berlin.de>, Paolo Delbene
<id3rfix at gmail.com>, debian-bsd <debian-bsd at lists.debian.org>
I appreciate everyone's interest in this matter, but it's completely
unrelated to bug #651624.
So please drop 651624 at bugs.debian.org from CC, thanks!
2012/2/10, Benjamin Kaduk <kaduk at mit.edu>:
> On Thu, 9 Feb 2012, Hannes wrote:
>> I was under the impression that the ZFS kernel code in FreeBSD is original
>> work under the 2C-BSDL . At least the headers in
>> give this impression.
>> So only the userland code (lib and tools) is under CDDL.
> My impression was that there was a specific effort to implement a set of
> headers and in-kernel hooks as original work under the BSDL, that would be
> sufficient to allow a CDDL-licensed module to be loaded at runtime and
> still supply ZFS functionality.
> This way, the stock kernel that is shipped is entirely BSDL, but the
> existing bulk of the CDDL ZFS code can be used with only minimal changes
> for compatibility.
> /usr/src/sys/modules/zfs/Makefile is enlightening on where things come
> from, most notably
> These files have the CDDL header in them.
> -Ben Kaduk
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