Farewell To OpenSolaris. Oracle Just Killed It Off.
Phoronix: Farewell To OpenSolaris. Oracle Just Killed It Off.
Oracle has finally announced their plans for Solaris operating system and OpenSolaris platform and it's not good. OpenSolaris is now effectively dead and there will not be anymore OpenSolaris releases -- including the long-delayed 2010 release. Solaris will still live-on and Oracle is busy working on Solaris 11 for a release next year and there will be a "Solaris 11 Express" as being a similar product to OpenSolaris, but it will only ship after Oracle's enterprise release...
Linux is the haven for FOSS developers
This could have been forseen from the moment Sun chose a GPL-incompatible license for Solaris. If OpenSolaris had been GPL, the best parts of both operating systems could have been merged to yield something great for FOSS users like you and me.
FOSS developers and users, if you know what's good for you, stick with Linux!