On Wed, 13 Jun 2001, Nathan J. Mehl wrote:
> expect that if Sun thought they could gain some sort of competetive
> advantage from shipping Solaris 9 with XFS, they'd simply go ahead and
> do so with the existing GPL code.
Since XFS integrates with the OS they would have to GPL Solaris (I think)
- not likely. With a BSD compatible license (such as would be required to
make it into the *BSDs) Sun (or anyone else) could take the XFS code,
modify it to work for them (and potentially not work for you - see
MicroSoft and kerberos) and then sell the result *without helping SGI in
any way*. So SGI loses contributors to it's code and gains a competitor
using its own filesystem!