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August 24, 2010  4:22 PM

OpenSolaris governing board disbands

Posted by: Matt Stansberry
DataCenter, OpenSolaris, Unix

OpenSolaris governing board resigns: Be it Resolved that the OpenSolaris Governing Board hereby collectively and individually resigns, noting that under the terms of the OpenSolaris Charter section 1.3.5 the...

August 13, 2010  3:38 PM

RIP OpenSolaris, says leaked Oracle memo

Posted by: Alex Barrett
OpenSolaris, Oracle, Sun

A memo that was ostensibly leaked to the Oracle Solaris engineering team pulls the rug out from OpenSolaris. "We will no longer distribute source code for the entirety of the Solaris operating system in real-time while it is developed, on a nightly basis," the memo states. However, "we will...

August 6, 2010  4:48 PM

Ex-Sun developer, Illumos launches OpenSolaris derivative

Posted by: Matt Stansberry
OpenSolaris, Oracle, servers, Solaris

Garrett D'Amore, a former Sun software engineer this week launched Illumos (Illumos = Illum + OS = “Light + OS”), an open source project to develop an OS based on the core OpenSolaris technologies. The new Unix variant...


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