Welcome OpenIndiana- Project launched officially and ISOs are available for download

As expected, Yesterday afternoon  OpenIndiana project was publicly announced.openindiana

“OpenIndiana “is a brand new distribution of OpenSolaris, constructed by the community, for the community. The primary goal is to be a binary and package compatible drop in replacement for the official OpenSolaris and forthcoming Solaris 11 and Solaris 11 Express releases.”

This  project was created to address the longstanding issue that the OpenSolaris distribution has constructed entirely by Sun/Oracle, not by the community. Depending on a single commercial entity has led to several issues, notably that bug fixes and security updates are only available via a paid for support subscription, that community participation has been limited in steering the direction of the operating system, and that commercial decisions have led to stricter licensing terms.

The first development release, oi_147, is now available for download! It is available in 3 download formats – a Live DVD with a graphical installer which installs a full desktop environment, a Text installer CD which installs a minimal server install, and the Automated Installer ISO which allows performing a custom install via XML files.

It is also possible to upgrade your OpenSolaris install to OpenIndiana via the IPS PKG system.

ISO`s can be downloaded from this Link :  http://dlc.openindiana.org/isos

Bullet Point Summary

  • Website at: http://openindiana.org/
  • More of a spork than a fork, combines official Solaris source with community enhancements
  • Drop in replacement for OpenSolaris distribution
  • Live ISO from our development branch now available!
  • Stable branch to follow soon
  • Stable branch to be a production-ready OS with security updates & bug fixes
  • Part of The Illumos Foundation
  • Intends to use the Illumos project in a future release, so closed source binaries are replaced with open ones
  • In the mean time, Illumos available as optional set of packages
  • Community governed and run – not affiliated with Oracle
  • CDDL/BSD/MIT Licensed
  • x86 Architecture only at present, SPARC to follow at a later date
  • Actively looking for community members to get involved – come join us!

For More Screenshots read : OpenIndiana project first screenshots


[Via OpenIndiana]