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Morally and technically it's another matter however, as the source *is*
availible, and *can* be fixed if nessesary...
dtrace on Linux
Posted Sep 22, 2008 10:58 UTC (Mon) by paulj (subscriber, #341)
With DTrace being free-software, there isn't even much of a moral hazard...
Posted Sep 22, 2008 13:57 UTC (Mon) by corbet (editor, #1)
DTrace presents a different hazard; imagine a Sun-turns-SCO scenario, for example. The fact that Sun does not appear to be interested in taking that path now is irrelevant; neither was Caldera, once upon a time.
Posted Sep 22, 2008 14:54 UTC (Mon) by paulj (subscriber, #341)
Posted Sep 22, 2008 15:42 UTC (Mon) by zooko (subscriber, #2589)
I have a feeling that you already addressed this in your "What if Sun turns Evil?" article, but I don't recall any actual problems that could result from use of DTrace or ZFS source code.
Posted Sep 22, 2008 17:33 UTC (Mon) by njs (guest, #40338)
Unless they have changed their mind and answered this at some point. I hope so -- haven't followed closely.
But paulj is right re: copyrights; Sun wrote the CDDL in such a way that combining CDDL and GPLv2 violates the GPL but not the CDDL. This has the same effect in practice as not granting permission, but it means that for copyright issues we don't need to worry about Sun-turns-SCO -- we need to worry about SCO-turns-SCO.
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