[rescue] Oracle kills Solaris

Phil Stracchino phils at caerllewys.net
Thu Sep 7 10:43:20 CDT 2017

On 09/07/17 04:25, Michael-John Turner wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 06, 2017 at 08:15:45PM -0400, Phil Stracchino wrote:
>> I'm not sure Oracle is imaginative enough *TO* take advantage of it.  If
>> Oracle were imaginative, it would change the licensing just enough to
>> allow *Oracle* to integrate ZFS into Oracle Enterprise Linux and be the
>> only shipping Enterprise Linux distribution with full ZFS support.
> Canonical seem to be happy shipping ZFS with Ubuntu these days, so I'm not 
> sure why Oracle don't do the same. I always assumed it was because they 
> wanted to keep their version of ZFS (ie pool versions 29 and higher) as 
> Solaris-only... (not to mention that the ZFS on Linux project isn't 
> something they can control).

This is true, but I've seen it argued that Canonical is on shaky legal
ground in how they're doing it.  That aside, it's my understanding that
they are getting away with it by shipping zfsonlinux as a separate
package, not actually built into the mainline kernel which I think is
what we'd all like to be able to do.

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