NetApp sues Sun over patents in ZFS

See this link . Not good for ZFS.
A day after someone posted an amusing and somewhat contradictory set of reasons why they preferred Sun x4500 to JackRabbit (including the “if a RAID card fails you have to replace it, and this is bad” in close temporal proximity to “the SATA controller failed and we had to replace the motherboard”, with the first offered up as to why JackRabbit was not as good as x4500, and the second as to why x4500 was better … you can read this amusing gem on the beowulf list if you wish …) we see ZFS being attacked on patent grounds.

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Solaris v. Linux: The "I'm not dead yet" battle

The market has largely converged on two OSes going forward. Unix demand and sales have been giving way according to IDC and others for the past few years. Linux has been and continues to take market and mind share away from it. Most OEMs realize this. There was a legal battle over this, now preparing for the fat lady with the Viking hat to start belting out her tune.

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