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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RE[2]: I think...
by shmerl on Wed 15th Sep 2010 04:53 UTC in reply to "RE: I think..."
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> The source is open, the project can be forked when it
> stops being actively maintained by its original
> developer, this seems to be the case.

Actually it's not exactly the case here. I.e. Oracle maintains and actively develops the code (which will be the base of their upcoming Solaris 11), but they stopped providing the actual binary distribution of OpenSolaris (trying to push users to use commercial version of Solaris), and also shifted the development to much more closed mode. Oracle didn't stop doing source updates yet, but they probably will make it less frequent (in the worst case they can eventually stop them).

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