Looks like Solaris 11 will be delayed about a year as Oracle adds a lot of value that will apparently not show up in OpenSolaris. They appear content to let the OpenSolaris Governing Board dissolve at the end of August.
What can we expect from Solaris 11? Well, it’s planned for the second half of 2011, and will see major changes all across the system, such as upgrades to “networking stacks, threading, file systems, package management and maintenance”. In addition, a lot of work will be put into scalability to get Solaris 11 ready for a new generation of hardware Oracle is developing.