[FoRK] [zfs-discuss] Apple cans ZFS project

Stephen Williams sdw at lig.net
Mon Oct 26 08:41:19 PDT 2009

Eugen Leitl wrote:
> Well, OS X just lost a lot of lustre. FreeBSD starts looking
> better & better ;) 

There is a very good argument that BTRFS is much better than ZFS.  
Likely, that is one major reason Apple dropped ZFS.  The licensing 
friction on ZFS has killed it.  Linux already is including BTRFS, 
although I think you still have to go manual to get root booting from 
it.  Ubuntu 9.10, released this week, seems to include it although it is 
still beta.

BTRFS is pronounced "Butter Filesystem"...  Why not "Better Filesystem"??


> ----- Forwarded message from Jeff Bonwick <Jeff.Bonwick at sun.com> -----
> From: Jeff Bonwick <Jeff.Bonwick at sun.com>
> Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2009 14:35:25 -0700
> To: David Magda <dmagda at ee.ryerson.ca>
> Cc: zfs-discuss discuss <zfs-discuss at opensolaris.org>
> Subject: Re: [zfs-discuss] Apple cans ZFS project
> User-Agent: Mutt/1.5.14 (2007-02-12)
>> Apple can currently just take the ZFS CDDL code and incorporate it  
>> (like they did with DTrace), but it may be that they wanted a "private  
>> license" from Sun (with appropriate technical support and  
>> indemnification), and the two entities couldn't come to mutually  
>> agreeable terms.
> I cannot disclose details, but that is the essence of it.
> Jeff
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