Linked by David Adams on Fri 16th Jul 2010 19:44 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris A Computerworld blog speculates that the open-source Unix distribution may live on, but Oracle won't be supporting it. At this point, "OpenSolaris' only real future is as a fork, which would not be easy to pull off. Still, with enough interest from developers it could be done. OpenSolaris is licensed under the GPLv3 CDDL and various other OSS licenses, so the base code is available."
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RE: Huh?
by coolvibe on Fri 16th Jul 2010 20:45 UTC in reply to "Huh?"
coolvibe
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Mod this guy up.

Sure, the governing board might be in a huff, but that doesn't mean OpenSolaris is dead. The linked piece is just a damn opinion piece with conjecture and no facts.

As for forking? Why the hell not? It's been done before. There are plenty of OpenSolaris forks (Nexenta, SchillIX, Belenix etc.)

I think it's a bit premature to write OpenSolaris off yet.

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