"When it released the source code to its Solaris operating
system, Sun Microsystems bet that people would pick it up and run.
Sun said it wanted to see a community form around the OpenSolaris
code, and take it beyond what the company had done with it in its
more than 25 years of development of the OS. Today the community
Sun was looking for seems to be coming to life.
"Since the OpenSolaris community was launched in June, at least
three derivative distributions--SchilliX, BeleniX, and
Nexenta--have been created and released..."