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Re: Bug#861263: debian-installer: zfs support

On 05/05/2017, Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> wrote:
> On Fri, 2017-05-05 at 14:26 +0100, Sam Kuper wrote:
>> On Wed, 2017-04-26 at 19:51:23 +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
>> > On Wed, 2017-04-26 at 18:20 +0200, Timo Haas wrote:
>> > > do you plan to support zfs as root filesystem in the installer?
>> >
>> > ZFS binaries are not distributable due to the licence conflict, so this
>> > is unlikely to happen.
>> If the Debian Installer were instead to ship with, or to download at
>> runtime, the ZFS on Linux source code, would that be acceptable from a
>> licensing standpoint?
> I imagine this would be acceptable (though not in the default
> installer, which only uses and installs packages from main).

Good point. Potential avenues:

1. Move ZFS *source* into "main". Would this be possible without
compromising Debian's "obviously prudent" arrangement?[1] Should I CC

2. Add ZFS to a Debian Installer that is not the *default* Debian
Installer. Does Debian distribute such an installer, to which the
facility to compile and run ZFS could be added?

Thanks :)

(Please CC me, as I am still not subscribed to the mailing list.)

[1] https://softwarefreedom.org/resources/2016/linux-kernel-cddl.html

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