I think its quite late that I came to know about the OpenSolaris Project . I didnt knew till today that Sun is also moving in a direction similar way the OpenSource giants are (RedHat, Novell, Linspire etc.,)
From the FAQ Section
The OpenSolaris Project consists of three key elements:
- the OpenSolaris source code,
- the OpenSolaris developer community, and
- a website for collaboration: opensolaris.org.
The Solaris OS, however, is Sun’s operating system product, and future versions of Solaris will be based on technology from the OpenSolaris project. Solaris is available as a free binary download, and Sun offers service packages and regular updates. So, Solaris is a product supported by a company; OpenSolaris is a development project run by an community of developers.
Am pretty happy to see this and I have also ordered my Free Solaris Express free DVD 🙂
There are many OpenSolaris based distributions and I think NexentaOS seems to be promising.
I am very sure, this path, GNU/Solaris Community, is also gonna rock like the normal GNU/Linux Communities and am happy that I would be using them pretty much in my Masters study 😉
I downloaded NexentaOS Alpha 6 and its ready to get tested tomorrow !