Project Indiana Being Called OpenSolaris
Written by Michael Larabel in Oracle on 31 October 2007 at 08:43 AM EDT. Add A Comment
The first developer preview ISOs of Project Indiana have yet to surface but will be doing so within the next couple of hours. However, the product name for "Project Indiana" has been announced by Ian Murdock on the Indiana mailing list. While Project Indiana is all about building a OpenSolaris-based binary distribution, from past comments they weren't intending to call the build "OpenSolaris" seeing as that's really just an open-source community around Solaris. However, Project Indiana will be branded as OpenSolaris and in fact the first release today will be called the "OpenSolaris Developer Preview". Ian Murdock's reasoning for using the OpenSolaris name can be found in the mailing list message.

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