Sun Rising?

Hans Fugal hans at
Fri Nov 18 06:33:11 MST 2005

On Thu, 17 Nov 2005 at 23:43 -0700, Justin Findlay wrote:
> On 11/17/05, Michael Torrie <torriem at> wrote:
> > It's not compatible with the linux kernel licensing.  ZFS is under the
> > CDDL, as is the entire OpenSolaris OS.  I suppose someone could make ZFS
> > as a kernel module.
> Why, why, oh why did they do that?  Bad Sun, very, very bad.  As much
> as I like the GPL this flaunting of sweet technology morally isolated
> from all GPL'd software by legal decree is almost enough to make a man
> shirk his principles.

They did explain it somewhere in the FAQ: they can't open source
everything right away (maybe they don't have the right to), and in order
to statically link the closed stuff to the stuff they do open, the GPL
or LGPL doesn't cut it.

Hans Fugal ;
There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the 
right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
    -- Johann Sebastian Bach
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