I will listen to to announcement call and post short comments in case something interesting was said or shown ...

18:54 - Waiting for the organizer
19:01 - still waiting .... "The webinar will begin shortly ... please remain on the line"
19:05 - waiting for Godot ... sorry ... D'Amore .... "The webinar will begin shortly ... please remain on the line"
19:06 Illumos - " Hope and Light Springs anew " is the headliner for this presentation ....
19:07 Technology Challenges - but Garret starts
19:08 slides will be on Illumos in a few moments ...
19:09 Illumous = Illum + OS = Light +OS
19:10 Some components are closed source in Opensolaris due to licensing (libc_i18n, NFS lock manager , some drivers not like mpt and some SPARC drivers , etc)
19:11 Most stuff is open-source...
19:12 That's a challenge to downstream depentents like other distributions
19:13 What's good ... ZFS Dtrace, Crossbow, Zones, etc ..
19:13 What's good ... People ... world class engineer, great community of enthusiasts , vibrant ecosystem ...
19:14 Code is open ... most of it at least
19:15 Derivative of OS/Net /aka ON
19:15 Tracks ON closely, 100% ABI compatible with Solaris ON
19:15 No closed code ... libc , kernel an drivers ....
19:16 Repo for experimental innovations ... can accept changes from contributors that might no be acceptable to upstream ("Oracle")
19:17 Illumos is just ON ... it's a core foundation blocks
19:17 Illumos stands independently from OpenSolaris ... own identity, can't be shut down or subverted by any corporate master
19:18 community governed by meritocracy .... (to fast for me
19:19 Anyone can join ! At the moment led by Garret D'amore ... a dozen other developers right now ...
19:20 Simon Phipps speaks at the moment .... sees Illumos as a great opportunity
19:21 switches back ti Garrett ...
19:23 Community Partners: Nexenta, Joyent, Greenviolet, Belenix, Schillix, berliOS, evercity
19:24 Illumos is not a competitor to Solaris
19:24 Oracle is invited to participate as peer
19:24 Individual employees are welcomed to participate as well
19:25 We want a collaborative and cooperative relationship with Oracle and other corporate partner
19:25 Bryan Cantrill speaks
19:26 Talks about the power to fork
19:27 Illumos gives the community the power to fork as no closed source components are in the OS ... that hindered the forking in the past ...
19:28 Joyent is thrilled about Illumous,
19:28 wants to integrate changes they were not able to integrate before ...
19:28 It boots, but there is a lot of work to do ..
19:29 Garret is speaking again
19:29 We don't represent a fork, but the ability to do so ...
19:30 What if the tap is turned off ? Garrett thinks that the community has the critical mass to continue
19:31 Illumos is the insurance the community needs ...
19:31 Project Goals: Self hosting SunOS deriv
19:31 Project Goals: Fully Open Source
19:32 Project Goals: 100% ABI compatible with 6Solaris
19:32 Project Goals: Legally usable by upstream ("Oracle") ...
19:33 Project Goals: No corporate dependencies !!!
19:33 Project Goals: Basis for other distributions
19:34 Admn Council : Garrett D'amore as a chairman ,
19:35 Dev Council: Non tech matters only ... resources (servers, mailing lists, etc)
19:35 Garret is tech lead at the moment
19:36 Initially members appointed
19:36 MAde up of developers with commit rights
19:37 Meritocracy driven ....
19:37 consensus driven
19:37 License restriction of acceptable licenses: BSD or MIT , CDDL with signed SCA ... other possibilities under investigations ...
19:38 Packaging: Illums is not a distro - there may be one at some point ...
19:39 Packaging: Binary ISO to be delivered with minimal bits needed to bootstrap a "real" distro
19:39 Packaging: Packaging Neutral
19:40 IPS manifests are "canonical" data
19:40 Illumos has a tool to generate .deb from IPS
19:41 Extensible to generate RPM,SVR4, etc.
19:41 supported hardware: x86 and amd64
19:41 supported "hardware": VMware and virtualbox
19:42 supported hardware: SPARC, not yet, but really soon, platforms supported as we have code or specifications
19:43 other plattforms, anticipate integration of other architecture ...
19:43 work done so far: replaced closed bits of libc (include full locale support)
19:44 work done so far: replacement for most critical closed source utilities
19:44 work done so far: replacement for some drivers
19:44 it boots! still needs some closed bits, but those will be replace very soon with open equivalents ...
19:45 perhaps full open source end of the year ... when nobody helps garrett !
19:45 missing: NFS/CIFS lock manager
19:46 full kcf module/daemon
19:46 trusted extensions
19:46 many more drivers
19:46 further dependency resolution
19:46 and all you can think of !
19:47 some links
19:48 preso ends
19:48 demo follows
19:55 Garett put the Illumos unter build 134 of Opensolaris ...
19:57 The ON bits underneath are 144.
19:57 Q&A begins
19:59 Merge points are the build taggings in the upstream codebase ... so biweekly merges ...
20:02 Is nexenta planed to be based of Illumous ? Garrett as the responsible person at Nexenta .... "A resounding Yes" as soon as it's ready to do so ...
20:03 Illumous goes Path of darwin? No ... in no way ... because it's not a product of Oracle!
20:05 binary release for download soon? yes ... for the OS/net part ...
20:07 There is another project running ... collaboration is welcomed from the Illumos side
20:10 How to help? Subscribe on the mailinglist of the project, introduce yourself , and start to participate.
20:10 call ends ....

without time, as not typed during call:
- It's not a distro, so it can't answer questions like "Is it server or desktop oriented" or "Which support models?" as both has to be answered by the people or company using Illumos for their distribution.
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The preso is available at the Illumos.org website ...

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