It's still Solaris, but now in two flavors
By hugo on Oct 13, 2008
As a member of Sun's ISV Engineering organization, I often get involved in OS roadmap discussions. Nowadays, the first point I emphasize is that the Solaris platform has two delivery vehicles: Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris. They share a common origin, but have important differences, particularly in their life cycles. One does not replace the other: they coexist, catering to different needs.
It's important for developers who contribute to the Solaris ecosystem (there are well over 10,000 applications and counting) to understand how these two release trains operate, to determine how OpenSolaris may influence their own product plans, and how they can use it to reach a wider audience.
In an effort to capture some of these facts, Marty Duey and I have recorded a webcast. If you've been hearing a lot of buzz about OpenSolaris, but haven't spent too much time figuring out what it's all about, this could be a good starting point. Take a look... and share your comments. We're listening.