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Lacking Oracle help, OpenSolaris group disbands

The OpenSolaris Governing Board dissolves itself after Oracle cuts off relations with the group. Will the Illumos rise from the ashes?

By August 23, 2010


Oracle apparently shuts doors on OpenSolaris

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.

By August 16, 2010


OpenSolaris board in OpenRevolt against Oracle

Governing board that oversees the open-source Solaris community, frustrated by months of "radio silence" from Oracle, threatens to disband.

By July 14, 2010


Sun adds enterprise features to OpenSolaris

A new support contract, processor support, and networking and storage technology are designed to put the open-source OS on an footing alongside Solaris.

By June 1, 2009


Torvalds: Linux and OpenSolaris a tough mix

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?

By January 30, 2009


Sun launches bundled OpenSolaris in latest push for developer support

Company offers developers packaged OpenSolaris, an open-source version of its Solaris operating system, at opening of CommunityOne developer conference.

By May 5, 2008


Sun's Ian Murdock on OpenSolaris and Linux

Sun's Ian Murdock is one of the more lucid thinkers on open source strategy at Sun.

By May 9, 2008


Sun's OpenSolaris on EC2--overcast but not completely Cloudy

The Cloud is not even close to being obscured by Sun, but there are some interesting things the company is talking about this week.

By May 5, 2008


The difficulty of building community around commercial: The OpenSolaris example

Any company that wants a true community to form around its software needs to let the community contribute to it, and not merely at the edges.

By April 25, 2008


OpenSolaris follows Linux to the mainframe

Open-source Solaris makes its way to IBM's top-end server line--in prototype form for now.

By November 29, 2007