Project OpenIndiana Has Been Detailed
Written by Michael Larabel in Oracle on 15 September 2010 at 05:02 AM EDT. 3 Comments
Last week we reported on a new OpenSolaris derivative project would be announced next week called Project OpenIndiana and would seek to leverage Illumos, the recently announced OpenSolaris fork of its source-code now that Oracle killed off the official public development of OpenSolaris. Yesterday afternoon Project OpenIndiana was publicly announced.

Project Indiana is effectively a distribution of Illumos available in IPS/ISO form. Project OpenIndiana hopes to be packet/binary compatible with Oracle Solaris 11 and the matching Solaris 11 Express, the current development build is matched to OpenSolaris b147, is still under heavy development with close to two dozen developers, and this OpenSolaris-Illumos operating system was then demonstrated.

The Project Indiana web-site is Other operating systems currently leveraging Illumos include Nexenta and ScilliX.

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