Linked by shmerl on Tue 14th Sep 2010 21:24 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris The OpenIndiana project has been officially announced. OpenIndiana is part of the Illumos foundation and a community distribution which aims to to continue OpenSolaris, previously shut down by Oracle. Some details of the announcement were published on
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A good thing
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 15th Sep 2010 04:47 UTC
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I really think Oracle's dropping of Open Solaris is a good thing, for Open Solaris. It wont be governed by people who don't understand OSS. I think its much easier to start from OSS and create a paid/supported version of it, than to take a closed source subscription version and create an open source version of it. This will allow it to move in directions that may not necessarily be the best for Oracle/Solaris. It can compete with it. It can change things that Oracle doesn't want to change for Solaris.

I'm now more optimistic about what was open solaris than before when Sun was running the show. But then again, I've been wrong before.

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