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[Discuss] OSS licenses (was Home NAS redux)

On Tue, 8 Jan 2013 16:30:01 +0000
"Edward Ned Harvey (blu)" <blu at> wrote:

> This means you can't build a monolithic linux kernel including zfs in
> it.  But you can, if you want to, build a module which the linux
> kernel links to.  That is - if it's possible to build a kernel module
> without compiling any of the linux kernel code into the module.

Or, you distribute the source code under the appropriate license and
use DKMS to automate module builds. Debian and RHEL plus its
derivatives use DMKS to build the OpenAFS kernel modules which are
distributed under the IBM Public License -- free but incompatible with
the GPL, same as the CDDL.

The only major reason why this hasn't happened to ZFS is because the
Linux kernel port is incomplete.

Rich P.

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