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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RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Tue 3rd Aug 2010 08:33 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kaiwai"
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These are my thoughts exactly. The benefit of Opensolaris was that it was/is a pre-preview version of the upcoming Solaris, but backed by the company. You could be assured that new features would eventually make it into the preview version of Solaris and quite possibly,the general OS release. Will contributions from this go into Opensolaris if it continues or pre-Solaris? The relationship will be the most interesting to me.

True, there was always the ability to say in response to "is it corporate backed" to respond saying, "yes it is corporate backed' when advocating it. Solaris 'classic' might be great for the high end of town but isn't that simply ignoring small to medium businesses - those who make up the majority of economic activity? it seems that like Sun, Oracle is ignoring the small to medium business at their own peril.

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