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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 Aug. 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 Jul. 14, 2010


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 Aug. 23, 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 Jun. 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 Jan. 30, 2009


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 Nov. 29, 2007


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 opens 'Indiana' chapter of OpenSolaris

Sun has released the first fruits of a new, more Linux-like attempt to make something useful from its open-source Solaris effort.

By Nov. 2, 2007


Google considered a move to OpenSolaris? All that glitters is not Chrome

This article was originally based on information that was two years old.

By Sep. 2, 2008


Google considered a move to OpenSolaris? All that glitters is not Chrome

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.

By Sep. 1, 2008