Linked by David Adams on Mon 2nd Aug 2010 04:00 UTC, submitted by kallisti5
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris A recent vague announcement on osol-announce hints that something big is rumbling for OpenSolaris: "A number of the community leaders from the OpenSolaris community have been working quietly together on a new effort called Illumos, and we're just about ready to fully disclose our work to, and invite the general participation of, the general public." They have a website, and they're going to be hosting a conference call on August 3.
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hg repo found
by kallisti5 on Mon 2nd Aug 2010 12:59 UTC
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A guy on Linked in found a hg Repository:

Recent commits include:
"/etc/motd needs to say, not Oracle."

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RE: hg repo found
by Lennie on Mon 2nd Aug 2010 14:03 in reply to "hg repo found"
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By the looks of that repo, they seem to consider OpenSolaris as an upstream, so it would be a similair relationship to Ubuntu where Debian is the upstream.

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RE[2]: hg repo found
by dylansmrjones on Mon 2nd Aug 2010 14:23 in reply to "RE: hg repo found"
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I do not think it is safe to conclude anything from the repo at this stage. But you do have a point. Since Ubuntu is a somewhat friendly fork of Debian, so might Illumos be (of OpenSolaris*). After all it is Nexanta System Inc. who is behind the effort, so comparison with Ubuntu is not entirely implausible.

EDIT: Clarification added *

Edited 2010-08-02 14:26 UTC

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