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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?
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.
Company offers developers packaged OpenSolaris, an open-source version of its Solaris operating system, at opening of CommunityOne developer conference.
The Cloud is not even close to being obscured by Sun, but there are some interesting things the company is talking about this week.
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.