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Today we announce OpenZFS: the truly open source successor to the ZFS project.
OpenZFS is a community which brings together developers from the illumos, FreeBSD, Linux, and OS X platforms, and a wide range of companies that are building products on top of OpenZFS. OpenZFS is also a new name for the work by more than 80 software developers and other contributors to improve open-source ZFS implementations.
You can read more about OpenZFS at our website: http://open-zfs.org (don't forget the dash!)
OpenZFS community's goals are:
- To raise awareness of the quality, utility, and availability of open source implementations of ZFS by creating a website to consolidate documentation for developers and sysadmins alike, and by engaging with the larger tech community through conferences, meetups, and online interactions.
- To encourage open communication about ongoing efforts to improve open source ZFS, by creating a collaborative website and developer-oriented mailing list.
- To ensure consistent reliability, functionality, and performance of all distributions of ZFS by making it easier to share code between platforms, by creating cross-platform test suites, and by encouraging cross-platform code reviews.
More than a dozen people have helped define the OpenZFS goals and create the open-zfs.org website, but the true community is There are many ways to participate in OpenZFS:
- Use OpenZFS! OpenZFS is available for several operating system distributions, including FreeBSD, OmniOS (illumos), Debian, Gentoo (linux and kFreeBSD), PC-BSD, and Mac OS X.
- If you are making a product based on OpenZFS, you are in good company. More than a dozen companies are talking about how OpenZFS helps make their products great. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get your logo on the open-zfs.org companies list and our T-shirts.
- Write code for OpenZFS and contribute it to your platform's repo. Join the email@example.com mailing list to stay informed about OpenZFS projects, and get design help or feedback on your code changes.
- Contribute to the growing body of documentation on the open-zfs.org website. Share your experiences with OpenZFS by blogging, tweeting (#OpenZFS), and speaking at conferences and user groups.