Re: Please add ZFS support (from GPL sources)
From: jim owens
Date: Mon Jul 21 2008 - 11:18:02 EST
Kevin Winchester wrote:
On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 11:23 AM, Fred . <eldmannen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 1:39 PM, Kevin Winchester
I would have no idea of the legal implications here. Do I really need
No one else seems to have volunteered, so I would certainly like to
give it a try. I guess I need to get the ZFS grub code, create a ZFS
filesystem, and start looking around for information on linux
filesystem development and ZFS (obviously without looking at any CDDL
Code can be found here;
But it may be covered by patents by Sun. So maybe not allowed make an
Maybe you should consult SFLC (Software Freedom Law Center) first or something.
to get the lawyers involved just to use GPLv2 code from another
project in linux?
Having just gone through open sourcing with lawyers, I would
say anything with a GPLv2 is safe. Any patent Sun has on things
released under GPLv2 is open for use.
I don't know anything about CDDL rules, but if you don't look at
it, you won't be legally contaminated.
I have not looked at the ZFS grub code, but a general warning
based on my experience with other filesystem bootstrap code
is that it may be very limited and not be able to deal with
all structures on a ZFS filesystem... you won't know until
you hit one of them and fail.
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