OpenSolaris may be in for tough times.
OpenSolaris’ peers OpenOffice and GlassFish, meanwhile, have received the blessing of Oracle’s chief executive Larry Ellison and were listed in Oracle’s roadmap plans. Sun’s other pet open-source projects have fared less well, with Sun’s massive gaming environment Darkstar killed. Oracle, though, has dithered on Sun’s code-hosting site Project Kenai saying it would keep the project alive as part of Java.net, following an outcry.
With these pieces in play, Rockwood said he sought “guarantees with regard to the well-being and sustained viability of OpenSolaris as an Open Source community