NetApp threatens Coraid over sales of open-source ZFS technology
Jul 06, 2010, 21:33 (1 Talkback[s])
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"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
"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.""