OpenSolaris 2008. 05
|Source model||Open source|
|Latest stable release||2008. A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages Unix (officially trademarked as UNIX, sometimes also written as Unix with Small caps) is a computer Open source is a development methodology which offers practical accessibility to a product's source (goods and knowledge 05 / May 5, 2008|
|Supported platforms||SPARC, PowerPC, x86 (including x86-64)|
|Kernel type||Monolithic kernel|
|Default user interface||GNOME|
OpenSolaris is an open source project created by Sun Microsystems to build a developer community around Solaris Operating System technology. Events 553 - The Second Council of Constantinople begins 1215 - Rebel Barons renounce their allegiance to King John 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common SPARC (from Scalable Processor Architecture is a RISC Microprocessor Instruction set architecture originally PowerPC is a RISC Instruction set architecture created by the 1991 Apple – IBM – Motorola alliance known as AIM See also X86 assembly language The generic term x86 refers to the most commercially successful Instruction set architecture in the history of Personal x86-64 is a Superset of the x86 instruction set architecture. In Computer science, the kernel is the central component of most computer Operating systems (OS A monolithic kernel is a kernel architecture where the entire kernel is run in Kernel space in Supervisor mode. The user interface (or Human Computer Interface) is the aggregate of means by which people&mdash the users '&mdash interact with the System A gnome is a Mythical creature characterized by its extremely small size and subterranean lifestyle A software license (or software licence in commonwealth usage is a Legal instrument governing the usage or redistribution of copyright protected software Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL is a Free software license, produced by Sun Microsystems, based on the Mozilla Public License (MPL Open source is a development methodology which offers practical accessibility to a product's source (goods and knowledge Sun Microsystems Inc ( is a multinational vendor of Computers computer components Computer software, and Information technology services Solaris is a Unix -based Operating system introduced by Sun Microsystems in 1992 as the successor to SunOS. It is aimed at developers, system administrators and users who want to develop and improve operating systems. As of June 2007, more than 60,000 community members are registered on OpenSolaris.org with around 2,000 members being employed by Sun Microsystems. An active OpenSolaris User Group community is now growing worldwide, and dozens of OpenSolaris technology communities and projects are being opened on opensolaris. org.
OpenSolaris is derived from the Unix System V Release 4 codebase, and has significant modifications made by Sun since it bought the rights to the codebase in 1994. Unix System V, commonly abbreviated SysV (and usually pronounced though rarely written as System 5 was one of the versions of the Unix Operating system It is the only open source System V derivative available.
OpenSolaris is based on Solaris, which was originally released by Sun in 1991. Solaris is a Unix -based Operating system introduced by Sun Microsystems in 1992 as the successor to SunOS. Solaris is a version of SVR4 (System V Release 4) UNIX. Unix System V, commonly abbreviated SysV (and usually pronounced though rarely written as System 5 was one of the versions of the Unix Operating system Unix (officially trademarked as UNIX, sometimes also written as Unix with Small caps) is a computer It was licensed by Sun from Novell to replace SunOS. Novell Inc ( is a global Software Corporation based in the United States specializing in enterprise operating systems such as SUSE SunOS is a version of the Unix Operating system developed by Sun Microsystems for their Workstation and server Computer 
Planning for OpenSolaris started in early 2004. A multi-disciplinary team was formed to consider all aspects of the project: licensing, business models, governance, co-development procedures, source code analysis, source code management, tools, marketing, website application design, and community development. A pilot program was formed in September of 2004 with 18 non-Sun community members and ran for 9 months growing to 145 external participants.
The opening of the Solaris source code has been an incremental process. The first part of the Solaris codebase to be open sourced was the Solaris Dynamic Tracing facility (commonly known as DTrace), a tracing tool for administrators and developers that aids in tuning a system for optimum performance and utilisation. DTrace is a comprehensive dynamic tracing framework created by Sun Microsystems for Troubleshooting kernel and application problems in real time DTrace was released on January 25, 2005. At that time, Sun also released the first phase of the opensolaris. org web site, announced that the OpenSolaris code base would be released under the CDDL (Common Development and Distribution License), and announced the intent to form a Community Advisory Board (CAB). Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL is a Free software license, produced by Sun Microsystems, based on the Mozilla Public License (MPL The opening day launch, in which the bulk of the Solaris system code was released, was June 14, 2005. Events 1276 - While taking exile in Fuzhou in southern China, away from the advancing Mongol invaders, the remnants of the Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. There remains some system code that is not open sourced, and is available only as binary files. The OpenSolaris source code represents the code in the most recent development build of Solaris.
The five CAB members were announced on April 4, 2005: two were elected by the pilot community, two were appointed by Sun, and one was appointed from the broader free software community by Sun. Events 1581 - Francis Drake completes a circumnavigation of the world and is knighted by Elizabeth I. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The free software community is an informal term referring to the users and developers of Free software as well as supporters of the Free software movement. The 2005/2006 OpenSolaris Community Advisory Board members were Roy Fielding, Al Hopper, Rich Teer, Casper Dik, and Simon Phipps. Roy Thomas Fielding (born 1965 is an American computer scientist Casper Dik is a Senior Staff Engineer at Sun Microsystems and a former OpenSolaris Governing Board member Simon Phipps may refer to Simon Phipps (conductor, conductor of the Swedish Chamber Choir Simon Wilton Phipps, Bishop of On February 10, 2006 Sun signed the OpenSolaris Charter, turning the OpenSolaris community into an independent group under the leadership of the OpenSolaris Governing Board (OGB) . Events 1355 - The St Scholastica's Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The former CAB became the first OGB, with the task of creating and confirming the governance of the OpenSolaris Community no later than June 30, 2006. The work of creating the governance document or "Constitution" is now in progress, led by a Governance Working Group comprising the OGB and three invited members, Stephen Hahn and Keith Wesolowski (developers in Sun's Solaris organization) and Ben Rockwood (a prominent OpenSolaris community member).
On March 19, 2007, Sun made the surprise announcement that it had hired Ian Murdock, founder of Debian, to head "Project Indiana" . Events 1279 - A Mongolian victory in the Battle of Yamen ends the Song Dynasty in China. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Ian Murdock (born April 28, 1973, in Konstanz, Germany) is the founder of the Debian distribution and Progeny Linux Systems Debian ( pronounced) is a computer Operating system composed entirely of Free and open source software. Murdock later revealed the project as "taking the lesson that Linux has brought to the operating system and providing that for Solaris," making a full OpenSolaris distribution with GNOME and userland tools from GNU plus a network-based package management system . Linux (commonly pronounced ˈlɪnəks A gnome is a Mythical creature characterized by its extremely small size and subterranean lifestyle Userland refers to an application space that is external to the kernel and is protected by Privilege separation. GNU ( pronounced) is a computer Operating system composed entirely of Free software.
On May 05, 2008 OpenSolaris 2008. Events 553 - The Second Council of Constantinople begins 1215 - Rebel Barons renounce their allegiance to King John 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common 05 was released. It can be booted as a Live CD or installed directly. A live CD or live distro is a computer Operating system that is executed upon boot, without installation to a Hard disk drive. It uses the GNOME desktop environment as the primary user interface. A gnome is a Mythical creature characterized by its extremely small size and subterranean lifestyle The release also includes the ZFS file system, a filesystem with advanced snapshotting capabilities. In Computing, ZFS is a File system designed by Sun Microsystems for the Solaris Operating System.
Sun has released most of the Solaris source code under the Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL), which is based on the Mozilla Public License (MPL) version 1. Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL is a Free software license, produced by Sun Microsystems, based on the Mozilla Public License (MPL The Mozilla Public License (MPL is a free and Open source Software license. 1. The CDDL was approved as an open source license by the Open Source Initiative (OSI) in January 2005. The Open Source Initiative is an organization dedicated to promoting Open-source software.
Files licensed under the CDDL can be combined with files licensed under other licenses, whether open source or proprietary. 
During Sun's announcement of Java's release under the GNU General Public License (GPL), Jonathan Schwartz and Rich Green both hinted at the possibility of releasing Solaris under the GPL, with Green saying he was "certainly not" averse to relicensing under the GPL. Jonathan Ian Schwartz (born October 20, 1965) is the current President and CEO of Sun Microsystems, as well as a member of the Company's  When Schwartz pressed him (jokingly), Green said Sun would "take a very close look at it. " In January of 2007, eWeek reported that anonymous sources at Sun had told them OpenSolaris would be dual-licensed under CDDL and GPLv3. For the Non-profit organization see EWeekorg eWEEK (tagline The Enterprise Newsweekly) is a weekly Computing  Green responded in his blog the next day that the article was incorrect, saying that although Sun is giving "very serious consideration" to such a dual-licensing arrangement, it would be subject to agreement by the rest of the OpenSolaris community. 
Recently efforts were made to organize the first OpenSolaris conference. BeleniX is an operating system distribution built using the OpenSolaris source base Nexenta OS is a computer Operating system based on Debian / Ubuntu and Solaris for IA-32 and X86-64 based systems Debian ( pronounced) is a computer Operating system composed entirely of Free and open source software. Ubuntu Kubuntu Edubuntu Xubuntu Gobuntu --> Ubuntu SchilliX is a Live CD Operating system distribution based on OpenSolaris. MilaX is a small OpenSolaris Live CD distro You can run it from MiniCD, bootable business card or USB flash drive OpenSolaris for System z is the distribution of the OpenSolaris computer Operating system designed to run on the IBM System z line of Mainframe It's aimed at programmers or people interested in development issues and it took place February 2007 in Berlin, Germany. Berlin is the capital city and one of sixteen states of Germany. The OpenSolaris Developer Conference  is organized by the German Unix User Group (GUUG). The German Unix User Group ( GUUG) is a registered association of German Unix users