[OpenIndiana-discuss] What is OI/illumos stance on recreation of features from Solaris 11 (and other proprietary OSes)?

Roel_D openindiana at out-side.nl
Wed Oct 10 21:49:48 UTC 2012

I am still wondering how a company can take opensource products and build a commercial closed source around it. Hence the ZFS code. 

Kind regards, 

The out-side

Op 10 okt. 2012 om 21:46 heeft Alan Coopersmith <alan.coopersmith at oracle.com> het volgende geschreven:

> On 10/10/12 11:48 AM, Jim Klimov wrote:
>> Alas, like many discussions about legalities (even those with
>> lawyers and accountants and such), there are no concrete good
>> answers like "do this" or "don't do that" (except the fighting
>> club rule #1 - don't talk about it).
> Unfortunately, law is not well engineered - it's not a stable code base that is
> compiled to a form which always does the same thing with predictable/guaranteed
> results if you provide conforming input, but always evolving, highly localized,
> and vastly subject to different results depending on the interpreter.   What
> seems obvious to one lawyer may be completely opposite of what a judge or jury
> rules when a case goes to trial.
> -- 
>    -Alan Coopersmith-              alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
>     Oracle Solaris Engineering - http://blogs.oracle.com/alanc
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