Samstag, 14. August 2010

R.I.P. OpenSolaris

There are various sources [1], [2], [3] where you can read what Oracle plans to do with Solaris. One sad thing:

"We will not release any other binary
distributions, such as nightly or bi-weekly builds of Solaris
binaries, or an OpenSolaris 2010.05 or later distribution."

So, OpenSolaris is dead. One good thing, maybe/hopefully:

"We will have a Solaris 11 binary distribution, called Solaris 11
Express, that will have a free developer RTU license, and an optional
support plan. Solaris 11 Express will debut by the end of this
calendar year, and we will issue updates to it, leading to the full
release of Solaris 11 in 2011."

And there is also Illumos, a Project which wants to replace all "Closed Binaries" with free Code (BSD/CDDL-License). You can read here [4] what one of their Project-Leaders thinks about Oracles move.

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