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]: Zombie Solaris
by gnufreex on Tue 3rd Aug 2010 12:23 UTC in reply to "RE: Zombie Solaris"
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2010-05-06


At the moment it looks like Oracle are pursing a Redhat like strategy. They make the code available but don't release a free binary distro. Instead you will end up paying for Solaris 11 like you have to do for RHEL. What we need is a Centos of the Solaris ecosystem. Illumos appears to fit this niche.

Illumos can't be nothing like CentOS becasue Solaris 10 is closed soruce. RHEL is open source. CentOS is a carbon copy of RHEL, just without trademarks.

You just can't do that with Solaris. Illumos is new name for OpenSolaris, because Oracle owns trademark. But it is not just trademark what it's about, because there are some big binary-only parts in opensolaris codebase, and they need to replace that if they want to make completely open source distro.

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