[OmniOS-discuss] Status of the OmniOS project

Theo Schlossnagle jesus at omniti.com
Fri Sep 8 12:53:45 UTC 2017

My two cents on this.

Sensational title and misleading.  If you read the archives you'll see that
OmniTI forced themselves out of corporate stewardship with the desire for
the OmniOS product to be community developed, managed and governed.  There
was never any intention (or outcome) that resembles killing.  One of the
advantages of this move is that it prevents OmniOS from meeting any of the
Oracle-induced outcomes brutally met by Solaris.

The community has taken over... and releases are even on schedule.


As far as developer activity, the OmniOS project has wider participation
and more activity now than it did prior to the transition.

If you're looking for an "It's dead Jim" article, you might not get what
you're looking for.

Best regards,


On Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 8:38 AM, Sylvain Leroux <sylvain at yesik.it> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> After Oracle has laid off the core Solaris developers, I'm writing an
> article for https://itsfoss.com about the various
> OpenSolaris-based/Illumos-based distributions.
> I've already heard about OmniOS previously and wanted to mention it as
> the de-facto Illumos server distribution.
> However while doing some researches, I found that article:
> https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/04/25/oracle_free_
> solaris_project_stops/
> Here is the headline:
> """
> Development of OmniOS – an Oracle-free open-source variant of Solaris –
> is being killed after five years of work.
> """
> The author then reports several quotes from OmniTI chief executive
> Robert Treat to support that assertion.
> On the other hand, by what I saw on the mailing list the project _seems_
> still to be active.
> Could you give more informations about the current state of the project?
> Thanks in advance for your time,
> - Sylvain
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Theo Schlossnagle

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