The H Year: 2010's Wins, Fails and Mehs
Jan 03, 2011, 07:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Meh – Oracle took over Sun – With the completion of
Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems, a new regime of Oracle's
"special" brand of communications took over from Sun's bloggy,
chatty style. The Oracle brand of communications mostly involves
Oracle not saying anything or so little that the community is left
to fill in the blanks.
"Fail – OpenSolaris goes away – The first casualty
of Oracle's new regime was OpenSolaris, as Oracle decided to focus
on Solaris and deliver a new release of the operating system. This
news was quietly slipped out at the bottom of an email but
OpenSolaris developers outside Oracle had already seen the writing
in between the cracks on the wall...
"Meh – Illumos Foundation launches – The Illumos
Foundation was created to make the open source branch of Solaris
live on; a number of companies already relied on it and for them it
was a logical move to create this new Unix distribution. Currently,
Illumos and the distributions derived from it, such as OpenIndiana,
are tracking Solaris development in what has been dubbed a "spork"
but as every day passes it's becoming more of a fork."