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    Phoronix: Oracle Reportedly Laying Off More Solaris & ZFS Staff

    The mystery around the future of Solaris, ZFS, and SPARC continues with Oracle reportedly letting go of more developers and other staff members...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...olaris-Layoffs

  • #2
    Yeah, if you could go ahead and GPL ZFS... That'd be great...

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    • #3
      This at a time when RH is just starting Stratus.

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      • #4
        Yes Oracle, we know your name stands for "One Rich Asshole Called Larry Ellison" already... You don't need to continue showing people what it means by being further assholes.

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        • #5
          Laying off the Solaris and ZFS people make those technologies slowly fade away into obscurity.
          Then without open sourcing ZFS and gain some precense on the Linux enterprise they are getting obsolete there too.

          Oracle has nothing interesting to offer. Oracle posses the something like the Midas touch but everything they touch dies instead of turns to gold.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by uid313 View Post
            Then without open sourcing ZFS and gain some precense on the Linux enterprise they are getting obsolete there too.
            ZFS is open source. It is just not GPL compatible.

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            • #7
              Mammoth companies, worst management for many open source software. And Oracle a real proof, on a such top list.
              Every thing it touch, will be destroyed sooner or later. Shame on you Oracle/Ellison.

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              • #8
                And this is bad or surprising? It became clear 15-20 years ago that Linux will take over the unix-like solutions.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by paulpach View Post

                  ZFS is open source. It is just not GPL compatible.
                  No, the OpenZFS implementation is open source. It's a fork from the last open release from Sun. Oracle's version of ZFS is decidedly not open source and the 2 have diverged somewhat. The OpenZFS version is under the original CDDL and, as you stated, the GPL isn't compatible with it. All my FreeBSD systems run fine with ZFS though.
                  Last edited by rhavenn; 08-04-2017, 11:59 AM.

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                  • #10
                    I don't think the part about Solaris really surprised anyone though. Maybe not the part about ZFS either, Oracle is backing Btrfs anyway

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