The final verdict is in: OpenSolaris is no more.
Aug 14, 2010, 02:07 (0 Talkback[s])
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"In what is supposedly a leaked internal memo to Oracle staff,
the adoptive parent company of Sun's OpenSolaris had announced the
fate the project's (and binary release's) future. That is, they
will support it no more outside of CDDL'd package updates for
future Solaris (i.e. Solaris 11) releases.
""We will distribute updates to approved CDDL or other open
source-licensed code following full releases of our enterprise
Solaris operating system. In this manner, new technology
innovations will show up in our releases before anywhere else. We
will no longer distribute source code for the entirety of the
Solaris operating system in real-time while it is developed, on a
nightly basis.Anyone who is consuming Solaris code using the CDDL,
whether in pieces or as a part of the OpenSolaris source
distribution or a derivative thereof, would therefore be able to
consume any updates we release at that time, under the terms of the
CDDL, LGPL, or whatever license applies."