About OpenZFS

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The goals of the OpenZFS project are:

  • to raise awareness of the quality, utility, and availability of open source implementations of ZFS
  • to encourage open communication about ongoing efforts to improve open source ZFS
  • to ensure consistent reliability, functionality, and performance of all distributions of ZFS.


This website is kindly hosted on hardware provided by, and software maintained by the nice folks at OSU-OSL (The Open Source Lab at Oregon State University).

Legal status

OpenZFS has many participants and is not the work of any single company. The OpenZFS project is associated with SPI (Software in the Public Interest), which holds assets on behalf of the project (e.g. sponsors' donations for the OpenZFS Developer Summit, domain names, logo copyright). Some assets which have yet to be transferred are currently held by Matt Ahrens.

The OpenZFS logo was created by Fffunction. See the OpenZFS brand guidelines for more information about the logo.

The OpenZFS logo may be used in conjunction with products or projects that use OpenZFS. If you have questions about use of the OpenZFS logo or wish to use it in any other way, please contact admin at open-zfs.org.

Website content

Website content is copyright of various individuals and organizations, and is available to use under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.

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The OpenZFS logo is an asset of the OpenZFS Project.

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All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

ZFS source code copyrights and licensing

https://github.com/openzfs/zfs is copyright various contributors, with most files available under the CDDL open-source license.

Domain names

The OpenZFS project owns openzfs.org (this site) as well as open-zfs.org, which redirects here.