OpenZFS is an umbrella project which brings together individuals and companies that use and improve the ZFS file system, and encourages the widespread use of ZFS and its development in a true open-source manner.

ZFS is storage software which combines the functionality of traditional filesystems, volume manager, and more. ZFS include protection against data corruption, support for high storage capacities, efficient data compression, snapshots and copy-on-write clones, continuous integrity checking and automatic repair, remote replication with ZFS send and receive, and RAID-Z.

OpenZFS brings together developers from the illumos, Linux, FreeBSD and OS X platforms, and a wide range of companies -- both online and at the annual OpenZFS Developer Summit. High-level goals of the project include raising awareness of the quality, utility and availability of open-source implementations of ZFS, encouraging open communication about ongoing efforts toward improving open-source variants of ZFS, and ensuring consistent reliability, functionality and performance of all distributions of ZFS.

Project Liaison

Matthew Ahrens


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