OpenIndiana – a new OpenSolaris Distribution :-)

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

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 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:
Please follow us on twitter at:
Tickets for attending the press conference:

We look forward to seeing you at the announcement :-)

The OpenIndiana Team.