Project Indiana Being Called OpenSolaris

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| The first developer preview ISOs of Project Indiana have yet to surface but
| will be doing so within the next couple of hours. However, the product name
| for "Project Indiana" has been announced by Ian Murdock on the Indiana
| mailing list.

'Project Indiana' OpenSolaris Preview Debuts

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| The software is the first milestone toward the delivery of a full OpenSolaris
| binary distribution in early 2008.

The gist:

* GNOME desktop
* Kernel that is controlled by Sun
* Licenses that fall short of the GPL


Sun ought to go further along the way and have added value. GPLv3 would be a


OpenSolaris users group to Ian Murdock, Sun: You’re missing the point

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| Coincidence or not, Ratcliffe (voluntarily) left Sun shortly after he spoke
| with for the article. Ian Murdock joined the ranks
| soon after in a newly created — albeit slightly mysterious — role. *

Project Proposal - (what is/was Indiana)

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| Here's the project proposal that should have been out a long while back
| (apologies, I'm happy to take the blame on this one). Before anyone gets
| too caught up in how little the proposal actually covers, I intend to
| follow up with my thoughts if and when the project alias gets created - I'd
| like that discussion to be far more focused than opensolaris-discuss has
| been.

OpenSolaris fans in a tizzy over 'Project Copy Linux'

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| Sun Microsystems has moved one mailing list posting closer to explaining
| how it plans to mimic the Linux distribution model with OpenSolaris.
| [...]
| The Solaris vendor spent the early part of this century mocking Linux.
| Next, it forced then CEO Scott McNealy to don a penguin suit and waddle
| around in front of analysts, extolling the virtues of Sun's own flavor
| of Linux. Then, Sun scrapped its own Linux in favor of selling Red Hat,
| while also mocking Red Hat.
| Now we find Sun trying to imitate part of the development model pushed
| by Canonical and Red Hat. Even though Sun likes to hold tight control
| over the Solaris proper releases, you can imagine the vendor picking
| up valuable bits and pieces created by the OpenSolaris developer
| community, just like the Linux vendors do with the work produced by
| their developer armies.

"Save a Penguin, Unplug a Linux Server" May Win Most-Flamable E-Mail Award *

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| I just got an e-mail from Sun which is probably the largest violation
| of L. Ron Hubbard's Survey tech that I've ever seen. It was an e-mail
| with the title of, "Save a Penguin - Unplug a Linux Server Today".

Solaris can never be Linux

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| Things haven't changed much at Sun. When Sun launched its
| OpenSolaris project in 2005 it used the Common Development and
| Distribution Licence - which is incompatible withb the GPL - and
| some system code was not released.

I tried to dirty my hands on OpenSolaris Belenix 0.6

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| This reminds me of my initial days with Linux - about 8-10 years ago -
| when we were forced to configure each and every aspect of Linux
| configuration to simply work out things. Today, most Linux distribution
| do not require any advanced tweaking during their initial installation
| - most things work out-of-the-box and distributions like Xandros have
| simple, 4 click install options.
| It looks like OpenSolaris needs to travel a real long way, and journey
| has just begun.

Checking out Nexenta GNU/OpenSolaris

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| I guess the appeal of Nexenta is... hmmm... I'm not really sure. It's
| running GNOME. It's brown. Looks an awful lot like Ubuntu. It's not
| using all GNU tools. Heck, it's not even using BSD tools. I mean,
| really, "ps ax" works on my mac and on my linux boxen. Does it work
| here? Nope. Gives me usage. The man page lies too.