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.
A new support contract, processor support, and networking and storage technology are designed to put the open-source OS on an footing alongside Solaris.
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?
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Search giant may be willing to make a bet on Sun's Unix distribution, but any move away from Linux remains highly unlikely. And that goes for Firefox too.
Company rolls out its OpenSolaris operating system along with a deal to offer the software as part of Amazon's EC2 cloud computing service.
Company offers developers packaged OpenSolaris, an open-source version of its Solaris operating system, at opening of CommunityOne developer conference.
Sun's Ian Murdock is one of the more lucid thinkers on open source strategy at Sun.