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  • OpenZFS Launches To Promote Open-Source ZFS

    Phoronix: OpenZFS Launches To Promote Open-Source ZFS

    OpenZFS has outed themselves today as the "truly open-source successor to the ZFS project", the popular and highly-advanced file-system designed for Solaris during the Sun Microsystems days. OpenZFS is designed to promote the file-system on various operating systems and for allowing developers and stakeholders to better collaborate over open-source ZFS activities...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQ2NDE

  • #2
    We are in #openzfs on freenode. Feel free to come by with questions.

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    • #3
      What is freenode?

      I am a bit confused about this. I have reread the article.

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      • #4
        It's an irc server.

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        • #5
          How to connect it?

          I connected on the one that comes with linuxmint and added the group but there is no such thing on this server.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by deri View Post
            How to connect it?

            I connected on the one that comes with linuxmint and added the group but there is no such thing on this server.
            http://freenode.net/using_the_network.shtml

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            • #7
              Ok, finally I was able to connect. Found the irc servers.

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              • #8
                Is there a rewrite under GPL planned ? If it is not going to GPL, it does not matter.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by dibal View Post
                  Is there a rewrite under GPL planned ? If it is not going to GPL, it does not matter.
                  Out of genuine curiosity... Why?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dibal View Post
                    Is there a rewrite under GPL planned ? If it is not going to GPL, it does not matter.
                    To be really free and usable by different OSes it should be BSD or MIT licensed.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jayrulez View Post
                      Out of genuine curiosity... Why?
                      I don't think GPL is necessary, but it's difficult to see the project gaining too much widespread support if it can't be included upstream in linux. It will just be for those people comfortable with deeply modifying their own OS away from distro defaults, which is a fairly small segment of the overall userbase. Although I'm not sure ZFS is even particularly interested in supporting random desktop users, so maybe they don't view that as a problem.

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                      • #12
                        I've read the rhetoric on how great ZOL is and all that, but trusting something as important as the filesystem implementation to out-of-tree patches just seems fundamentally wrong. I would very much like to see this re-licensed under a GPL-compatible license.

                        I use a parity RAID scheme for redundancy, but I don't have true back-up media. I'm not gonna fuck around with out-of-tree filesystems.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Vim_User View Post
                          To be really free and usable by different OSes it should be BSD or MIT licensed.
                          What can be put in a cage is not free.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by dibal View Post
                            What can be put in a cage is not free.
                            How can source code be put in a cage?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by dibal View Post
                              What can be put in a cage is not free.
                              So X and Wayland according to you are not free, also many lines of code in the Linux kernel that are BSD licensed. If you don't like those "unfree" licenses feel free to remove those software and code, look how free you are without them.
                              In the meantime people in the real world would be happy with BSD licensed ZFS.

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