[OpenIndiana-discuss] Explain the Goal of oi
panamayacht at gmail.com
Sun Feb 27 13:17:35 UTC 2011
I am not surprised you are confused. The openindiana website is still being
worked on and the question you asked is still difficult to find.
I hope this answers your question:
OpenIndiana provides a complete, ready-to-use operating system
similar to the OpenSolaris distribution. The Illumos Project develops the
core software for the operating system such as the
As Illumos is not a distribution, OpenIndiana will combine the Illumos core
with additional software that Oracle still develops in the open. This is
analogous to how Debian, Fedora, and Ubuntu all use the Linux kernel and
software from the GNU Project, but combine them with additional software to
produce a complete system.
Furthermore, OpenIndiana will be a member of the Illumos Foundation, a
not-for profit legal entity within the United States.
You can find more help in our FAQ in the wiki at:
On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 1:35 AM, Harry Putnam <reader at newsguy.com> wrote:
> I'm getting a little confused about what OI is trying to do exactly.
> I changed to oi with Opensolaris looked untenable due to oracle
> maneuvers, expecting to see a basic continuation of what was happing
> from b 101 up to 134.
> I've been seeing little snippets of subjects and the like that seem to
> indicate that oi is merging with Illumini (no sure what that is called
> by full name).
> If that is the case what, in general, will that mean? I noticed my
> subscription to illuminos-discuss has produced 6 msgs since the end of Jan.
> So can someone fill me in, just in general, what the plan is over
> the next yr or so?
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