OpenSolaris and/or Solaris Next?
After spending a week on the forums at opensolaris.org, it would seem that a great number of individuals are waiting for Oracle to make it official: “that OpenSolaris will be no more.” If this ends up being the case then it would be very upsetting as OpenSolaris is a very stable and robust UNIX operating system. During this time I came across this blog posting which may shed some light. It discusses the Oracle directed Solaris Next label svn_140. Solaris Next is the development name given to Solaris 11.
Initially Oracle had publicly announced that it will stay involved in the OpenSolaris community and continue to support it. This was more than a few months ago, and they have been silent since. If they do decide to kill the OpenSolaris project to shift all focus on Solaris Next alone, then I am curious as to if they will kill the OpenSolaris binary distribution project (opensolaris.com) only or the binary plus the community (opensolaris.org). The community can still live on without the binary. They will instead focus on the Solaris Next builds as opposed to OpenSolaris.