The OpenSolaris Governing Board dissolves itself after Oracle cuts off relations with the group. Will the Illumos rise from the ashes?
According to a leaked memo, Oracle will release Solaris source code only after its versions of the OS ship, a move that cuts off the OpenSolaris project.
Governing board that oversees the open-source Solaris community, frustrated by months of "radio silence" from Oracle, threatens to disband.
Oracle could have innovated with Java instead of litigated, says CareZone co-founder and Sun's former CEO. Also: Why Amazon won at cloud computing, "Intel Inside" was a blip, and the Mac is back.
A new support contract, processor support, and networking and storage technology are designed to put the open-source OS on an footing alongside Solaris.
A lively free-software festival in Buenos Aires highlights Argentina's increasing passion for the open-source mindset and all it represents.
The Linux leader acknowledges that "taking code from other (open-source) projects is hard...If you take Solaris code, you have to fix it for all the differences." More work than it's worth?
OpenOffice.org fans strike out on their own with the Document Foundation and LibreOffice--without Oracle's backing.
OpenSolaris may be having a hard time at Oracle, but months after Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems, Java and MySQL are still viewed positively by users.
Sun's Ian Murdock is one of the more lucid thinkers on open source strategy at Sun.