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Re: cache_lookup() work this week.

From: Jeremy Messenger <mezz7@xxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2003 13:21:22 -0500

On Mon, 08 Sep 2003 13:41:55 -0400, drhodus wrote:

> Quoting Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
>> :> Hrm... Including a GPL'd file system or have the SGI folks agreed to 
>> :> license it?
>> :>
>> :> Ryan
>> :
>> :You know... we could just come up with one just for DragonFly.  Follow 
> the
>> :model of Dimonic Giampaolo's "Practical File System Design".
>> :
>> :Ryan
>>     The eventual goal is to make filesystem development 'trivial' under
>>     DragonFly, by having a kernel module that extends the VFS interface 
> into
>>     userland.
>>     In the mean time, and even once we get to that point, we certainly are
>>     not going to throw away any of our existing filesystems.  There is no
>>     particular requirement that DragonFly code (or FreeBSD code for that
>>     matter) be 100% under the BSD License so there is no problem
>> incorporating
>>     GPL'd filesystems.  The only requirement is that the source be clearly
>>     marked and arranged, which is why we have the gnu/ and a contrib/
>>     directories, and we could certainly add additional dirs like gpl/
>>     if it made sense to do so.
> With a GPL'd filesystem you couldn't have that as the default FS for the
> system. 

Why not? I don't understand, because GCC, GDB, diff and lot of GPL stuff
are in the system by default.


> -DR

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