Apple at MacOS Forge: "The ZFS project has been discontinued"


Apple kills ZFS at MacOS Forge. The effort had shown signs of stress for a while, so the community reaction ([1], [2]) has been to quickly move to a new site; see Dustin's announcement and MacZFS @ Google Code.

See reactions on the web at Engadget, AppleInsider, Gizmodo and Macrumors.

The Goodbye message was very terse. Given Apple's usual behavior, I doubt we will get any more details than that. Overall reaction is quite muted - the reaction meter at MR was 85+, 400- but the Discussion Thread is quite mild (and technically uninformed).


Dumb move on Apple's part, and that is for sure. Their PR just plain sucks, too.

Posted by Dave on October 25, 2009 at 12:07 PM PDT #

Wow, bad move.

Deduplication is great for production environments, but it also has a huge potential for the home, small office, remote office and other uses which need a cheaper solution or want an Open Source solution. Many people can't spend $20K on a low-end DataDomain, but can afford $2-5000 for a low end storage server (With RAID5, SATA disks, ZFS and de-duplication).

Posted by Stefan Lasiewski on November 12, 2009 at 03:08 AM PST #

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