Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Aug 2010 23:22 UTC, submitted by historyb
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris The OpenSolaris governing board fell on its collective sword Monday and resigned en masse after Oracle continued to ignore its ultimatum to appoint a liaison guy to work with it on the future of the open source project. The move was anticlimactic to say the least. Oracle last week leaked an internal e-mail into the wild effectively saying OpenSolaris is dead. The news of the mass resignation, coupled with Oracle suing Google claiming Android infringes on its Java patents, had Adobe's director of open source and standards David McAllister casting Oracle as the New Microsoft and saying "the axis of evil has shifted south about 850 miles or so".
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Several distros
by Kebabbert on Sun 29th Aug 2010 20:01 UTC
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There has been several previews of Solaris 11 from Sun:
1) Solaris Express Community Edition distro
2) Solaris Express Developer Edition distro
3) OpenSolaris distro

They have all been killed, but Solaris 11 has been continuously developed.

Now there is a new preview of Solaris 11, from Oracle and it is called
4) Solaris 11 Express

And Solaris 11 is getting closer. Why all the fuzz about different previews of Solaris 11 that is killed? Solaris 11 is not killed. Oracle is actually opening up Solaris 11. Sun never opened up Solaris 10. Oracle is in fact, more open with Solaris than Sun ever was.

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