[OpenIndiana-discuss] I figured this deserved a separate thread

Nathan Evans ndickinson.evans at gmail.com
Thu Nov 4 12:14:55 UTC 2010

Who cares who can sue who,
Well, the problem is here how do we market OpenIndiana and all this open
source software effectively, how do we grow the community in a positive
meaningful way. How to we make OpenIndiana & Illumos viable alternatives and
brands that people can trust.

The 33 people who left OpenOffice is a step toward disaster if we don't
build these brands what we'll have is another OpenVMS....

We need to find a distribution model that works, and a software stack that
people can trust. The fact that we already have an AMAZING platform is a
better starting point then most have. We have what was once dubbed 'The most
advanced operating system in the world' we want to keep it that way.

In my very humble opinion OpenIndiana should be used as our 'cutting/
bleeding edge' and Illumous as our stable production. When they eventually
both become that way. Similar to the old SXDE/Solaris model except
unrestricted. People dislike change, so lets follow a formula they are
currently familiar with.

Once we have something going I'm sure a big company who will remain nameless
at this point will look at our work and sponsor our little community.

Mind you this is just an idea I had, let me know what you think, I enjoy the
feed back.

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