"Nexenta, an open-source organization that's been trying to
"combine the OpenSolaris kernel with the GNU/Debian user
experience," has announced a new open-source effort called Illumos.
Nexenta proclaims this "is a 100% community-driven and -owned
effort that aims to provide an alternative to a critical part of
the OpenSolaris distribution, freeing it from dependence on
Oracle's good will."
"Oracle's good will has been noticeably missing towards
OpenSolaris. Oracle has essentially ignored OpenSolaris and paid no
attention to the OpenSolaris Governing Board. Nexenta observed in
their announcement that "Oracle has significantly reduced their
support for OpenSolaris as a distribution." But according to Simon
Phipps, Sun's former chief open-source officer and an Illumos
supporter, this effort is not meant to be a fork of