Apple Scuttles ZFS: Community Picks it Up

“It’s a pretty quick turnabout from a few years ago, when Sun
CEO Jonathan Schwartz was touting Apple’s inclusion of ZFS in

“A quick recap for folks who don’t live and breathe fileystems:
ZFS is Sun’s “next generation” fileystem that adds all kinds of
support for advanced features that make the filesytem more than
just a place to dump data.

“Apple, as is usual for the folks in Cupertino, hasn’t issued a
comment about its reasoning for dumping ZFS. The speculation is
that it has something to do with Oracle’s pending acquision of Sun.
Licensing issues have also been cited. Whatever the reason, Apple’s
not going to be supplying ZFS to the Mac faithful past


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