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    Default Illumos: Aug. 3

    A number of the community leaders from the OpenSolaris community have been working quietly together on a new effort called Illumos, and we're just about ready to fully disclose our work to, and invite the general participation of, the general public.

    We believe that everyone who is interested in OpenSolaris should be interested in what we have to say, and so we invite the entire OpenSolaris community to join us for a presentation on at 1PM EDT on August 3, 2010.

    You can find out the full details of how to listen in to our conference, or attend in person (we will be announcing from New York City) by visiting http://www.illumos.org/announce (The final details shall be posted there not later than 1PM EDT Aug 1, 2010.)

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    - Garrett D'Amore & the rest of the Illumos Cast
    http://gdamore.blogspot.com/2010/07/illumos.html
    http://www.illumos.org/projects/site/wiki/Announcement

    Sounds intriguing.

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    I'm sure kraftroll/energytroll will find some reason this is bad.

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    The project leaders listed on the site are the Nexenta guys. I guess, if someone starts a community distro, this is currently the best way how.

    Of course, this'll only work as long as Oracle keeps Solaris open source. Once it stops committing to a public repository, they'll also be out of luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomservo View Post
    Of course, this'll only work as long as Oracle keeps Solaris open source. Once it stops committing to a public repository, they'll also be out of luck.
    This is what worries me about a fork right now: if the decision by Oracle to continue supporting Solaris as an open-source operating system is in the balance, would the idea of numerous (probably 'key') OpenSolaris developers forking the code to form a new project, come down on the side of continuing to support such things? I could easily imagine it being construed as a 'lack of controlling interest', before they've even made a solid (read: public) decision on the matter.

    I guess we wait.

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    If numerous key developers have made the decision to fork I guess they know something we don't.

    But yes, let's just wait.

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    Announcement is basically done - IllumOS will be a base for others to build on, it will not be a distribution. Nexenta is planning to transition to IllumOS as the base for their distribution.

    Slides are here: http://www.illumos.org/attachments/d.../3/illumos.pdf

    No transcript yet, sorry.

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