Subject: Re: ZFS on "NetBSD Projects" page
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: James K. Lowden <email@example.com>
Date: 09/24/2006 23:56:50
Mark Weinem wrote:
> As far as I know, there are
> no official statements from Core or TNF against the CDDL.
> [...] Has this issue still to be clarified
> by TNF?
Need it be?
AFAIK, TNF doesn't vet licenses or provide legal advice about the
codebase. Certainly Core has no particular legal expertise or standing.
I think it might perhaps be better to word the caution more neutrally e.g.
"zfs is licensed under CDDL." That leaves it to the developer. I don't
know what more can be said, apart from seeking legal opinions or relying
on received wisdom, neither of which would mean much a judge, should it
come to that.
If someone wants a pure BSD binary, I would think it wouldn't be much
trouble to remove zfs with config(8).