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

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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).

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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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