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.
After being quiet for months in regards to their OpenSolaris plans -- to the point that the OpenSolaris governing board was going to kill itself off
this month if Oracle didn't come clean about their intentions (but now Oracle has effectively put a bullet in their head instead) and then earlier this month the Illumos project turned its lights on
as effectively a fork of OpenSolaris
This Solaris road-map was done via internal Oracle e-mail communication, but since then it was leaked onto the Internet and can be found on the OpenSolaris mailing list