What’s the Future for OpenSolaris?

“There’s Solaris, or course, Sun’s well respected mixed-source
UNIX, and then there’s OpenSolaris, the (mainly) open source OS
project sponsored by Sun and distributed under its Common
Development and Distribution License (CDDL.) Just this month Sun
released version 2009.06 of OpenSolaris, which includes a number of
new features including new networking technology and support for
SPARC processors.

“What’s interesting is that previous versions of OpenSolaris had
been aimed mainly at developers or administrators interested in
testing new features before they are integrated into Solaris
itself. But now Sun is aiming higher with OpenSolaris. “Initially,
OpenSolaris had a developer- and desktop-centric flavor, but in
this release we’ve moved from just desktop and developer to a
datacenter-capable mission-critical operating system,” Sun’s Dan
Roberts told Internetnews.com last week. Sun is now offering three
levels of support for OpenSolaris, and the current version will be
supported for five years, the company said”


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