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.
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.
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