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Red Hat acquires Permabit to put the squeeze on RHEL

steelpillow Silver badge

Licensing sense

It makes sense if Red Hat are using the Permabit code as a way to bring ZFS-compatible functionality into a GPL-compatible codebase. Oracle's CCDL may be FOSS but it is still thought incompatible with the GPL, so to get ZFS compatibility into a monolithic (high-performance) kernel compile you cannot use OpenZFS but need to clean-sheet it. Basically, "why sit down and write new code when we can buy someone who has already done that and just re-license it?"

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