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 discontinued OpenSolaris soon after in favour of Solaris 11 Express, a binary distribution with a more closed development model to debut later this year.

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Created by goofy 7 years 16 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 16 weeks ago
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7 years 16 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago


OpenIndiana FAQ

More interesting is the FAQ:

Especially: “Eventually we hope to replace all closed source components.” — so it isn't fully free, yet.

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7 years 16 weeks 6 days 5 min ago


Open Office, too

We really need to bust Open Office out of Oracle's dungeon, as well.

Open Office is a far too important symbol of software freedom to be left languishing behind Oracle's proprietary bars. It needs forking out of there!