After Oracle, OpenSolaris rises again
Jun 23, 2012, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
With open source software, there's a sixth option. As long as it's real open source and not compromised in some way, the community around the free-software commons can rehost and carry on. They can step aside from the original project host and follow the vision they collectively believe in. This can be a fork -- as it was for Jenkins and LibreOffice -- or it can be a straightforward continuation of a discarded initiative, as in the case of Apache River (Jini) or, notably, the heirs of OpenSolaris.