Illumos launched as OpenSolaris derivative

Nexenta’s Garrett D’Amore presented Illumos, an OpenSolaris derivative which aims to create an all open source baseline for future distributions. Illumos will be based on OS/Net, a consolidation of the core operating system and networking components of OpenSolaris, with all the closed source elements, such as libc_i18n, nfs lock manager and critical drivers, replaced with open source versions.

The project plans to be downstream of OS/Net (ON) and aims to be 100% application binary interface (ABI) compatible with Solaris ON while acting as a repository for innovations from the community which may not be acceptable upstream (Oracle).

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