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Sorry for the long gap since my last newsletter; looks as if this will be quarterly rather than monthly. I have been doing more frequent news posts on the illumos blog, mostly small collections of links about the illumos family.
The impetus for today’s piece is that the illumos Developers’ Council had a meeting yesterday. You can read the minutes (brief), or listen to the full 90-minute meeting on that same page. The major points agreed were:
- While consensus decision-making is a goal of the Dev Council, it is not required. In cases of disagreement among the Council, a simple …
Bryan Cantrill was invited to represent illumos at the SVLUG Comparative Operating Systems Discussion panel, moderated by Rick Moen. This playlist excerpts the sections of the two-hour discussion most relevant to illumos, covering key technologies, ZFS, packaging, embedded systems, and hardware support.
Tonight! SVLUG Event: Comparative Operating Systems Discussion - SVLUG hosts a panel discussion among panelists specialising in current open source Unix systems, including Kevin Dankwardt of K Computing representing Linux; Josh Paetzel, Director of IT at IxSystems, Inc. for FreeBSD; Bryan Cantrill will be talking about the successor to OpenSolaris, illumos, and Joyent’s own distro, SmartOS; Charles Forsyth, Technical Director and Co-Founder at Vita Nuova for Plan 9; and possibly others.
Article: Is Solaris shining in enterprise sector again? ”The illumos project, a community-sponsored fork of the now-defunct OpenSolaris operating system, is living on and seems to be thriving, despite Oracle’s decision …