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Re: mounting hixfs (Hitachi "tuned" XFS) on 2.6 kernel

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Subject: Re: mounting hixfs (Hitachi "tuned" XFS) on 2.6 kernel
From: Stan Hoeppner <stan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 19 May 2010 09:03:41 -0500
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Eric Sandeen put forth on 5/19/2010 8:53 AM:

>> The GNU GPL does not give users permission to attach other licenses to the 
>> program. But the copyright holder for a program can release it under several 
>> different licenses in parallel. One of them may be the GNU GPL.

I admit my ignorance.  I was under the impression the GPL forbade a
copyright holder from releasing under parallel licenses if the GPL was one
of them.  Thank you for educating me Eric.

It seems posts are made weekly to various lists that the reason ZFS
can't/won't be included in Linux is because the Open Solaris license is
incompatible with the GPL.  According to what you posted, there's nothing
stopping Oracle from releasing the ZFS source under multiple licenses
concurrently, including the GPL.  So I guess the "conventional wisdom"
argument relating to Linux+GPL+ZFS is false.  The reasons are "other".

> (hoping the thread doesn't dissolve into a giant gpl speculation
> thread, having just fueled it further...)

Nah.  This will be my only comment on it.  I rarely swim in the GPL pool as
I'm not a dev.  Hence my ignorance. :(  Again thanks for the education.


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