[svlug] Investing in OSS

Bill Ward bill at wards.net
Thu Jan 7 11:21:16 PST 2010


On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 8:46 AM, Luke S Crawford <lsc at prgmr.com> wrote:

> Alan DuBoff <aland at softorchestra.com> writes:
>
> > What type of filesystem do they have that is OSS?
> > folks using their VM solution other than Oracle customers?
>
>
> My understanding is that Oracle is one of the main contributors
> to btrfs, Linux's answer to ZFS.  Btrfs has a lot of the features
> we need in a filesystem.  It's yet to be seen if btrfs will become
> the next standard, but at the very least it's a good step in the right
> direction (now if only we could convince Oracle to re license ZFS
> under the GPL... that would be really nice.)
>
> I was referring to OCFS (Oracle Clustering File System) which is open
source, though primarily useful for hosting Oracle databases.
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