Linked by David Adams on Tue 13th Jul 2010 16:48 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris This morning, at the OpenSolaris Governing Board (OGB) meeting, the following was proposed and unanimously resolved: "The OGB is keen to promote the uptake and open development of OpenSolaris and to work on behalf of the community with Oracle, as such the OGB needs Oracle to appoint a liaison by August 16, 2010, who has the the authority to talk about the future of OpenSolaris and its interaction with the OpenSolaris community otherwise the OGB will take action at the August 23 meeting to trigger the clause in the OGB charter that will return control of the community to Oracle."
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RE[7]: Shame for great technology
by lydgate on Wed 14th Jul 2010 08:58 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Shame for great technology"
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I use it at home for ZFS for a home fileserver and as a MySQL server. I like ZFS so much that although I've contemplated switching to Debian tomake it easier to set up other services, I just can't bear the thought of losing ZFS's flexibility. And Linux RAID/LVM (which I use on my other machines) does the trick, it still comes nowhere near the partition flexibility of ZFS.

I've heard some rumours that ZFS may be coming to Linux though -- depending on how that goes I'd consider switching, though I didn't find FreeBSD or Nexenta to be a suitable replacement for OpenSolaris either.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:

You are right, of course. Open solaris has a special advantage in the storage space niche due to ZFS. People do use it there. I guess that is a spot where they have an advantage due to the lack of GPL.

I still feel the larger marketplace for x86 based *nix servers is dominated by Linux distros. The lack of a wider adoption of Open solaris, is its main problem and its biggest obstacle to future development by non oracle developers.

Plus, there are many indications that BTRFS will soon mature, and the ZFS advantage will fade away.

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