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Apple Drops ZFS Plans Amid Licensing Issues

Oct 29, 2009, 07:28 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Shread)

[ Thanks to Paul Shread for this link. ]

"A posting on the Open Solaris list suggested that the deal came apart over licensing, indemnification and support issues, a version of events apparently confirmed by ZFS chief architect Jeff Bonwick.

"The news has bloggers and pundits wondering what Apple is up to, perhaps upgrading its own HFS+ architecture or launching other development efforts, as the company is also seeking a file system engineer for Mac OS X.

"Some have speculated that Sun's delayed merger with Oracle could be partly to blame, and legal issues stemming from a patent dispute with NetApp may also have complicated matters."

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