By Alasdair Lumsden on 9 Sep 2010
Well, I can finally talk about it! We’ve done it! OpenIndiana is official :-)
Don’t forget to follow on twitter!
On Tuesday 14th September, we will be unveiling OpenIndiana – an exciting new distribution of OpenSolaris! OpenIndiana is a continuation of the OpenSolaris operating system. It was conceived during the period of uncertainty following the Oracle takeover of Sun Microsystems, after several months passed with no binary updates made available to the public. The formation proved timely, as Oracle has since discontinued OpenSolaris in favour of Solaris 11 Express, a binary distribution with a more closed development model to debut later this year. OpenIndiana is part of the Illumos Foundation, and provides a true open source community alternative to Solaris 11 and Solaris 11 Express, with an open development model and full community participation. -------------------- Announcement Details -------------------- We will be holding a press conference in London (UK) at the JISC offices at 6:30pm UK Time (BST, GMT+1) to formally announce the project and provide full details, including information on gaining access to download our first development release. In addition, we will be broadcasting live on the internet – please see http://openindiana.org/announcement for details of attending in person or on the web. We believe this announcement will deliver the distribution the community has long sought after. Please see our website at: http://openindiana.org/ Please follow us on twitter at: http://twitter.com/openindiana Tickets for attending the press conference: http://openindiana.eventbrite.com/ We look forward to seeing you at the announcement :-) The OpenIndiana Team.