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NetApp threatens Coraid over sales of open-source ZFS technology

Jul 06, 2010, 21:33 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Komiega)

"Storage startup Coraid may face legal action from NetApp if the company does not cease plans to sell the Coraid EtherDrive Z-Series NAS appliance based on the open-source Zettabyte File System (ZFS).

"Coraid issued a letter to its customers this morning in which CEO Kevin Brown announced the company has temporarily suspended the general availability of the EtherDrive Z-Series.

"The decision comes after Coraid received a legal letter from an attorney representing NetApp.

"Brown wrote: "We made the decision to suspend shipment after receiving a legal threat letter from NetApp Inc., suggesting that the open-source ZFS file system planned for inclusion with our EtherDrive Z-Series infringes NetApp patents.""

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