OGB Hand Control Back to Oracle

OpenSolaris Governing Board Symbolically Disband

Jessica Thornsby

After the news broke that Oracle are discontinuing OpenSolaris, the OGB symbolically hand control and direction of the OpenSolaris Community back to Oracle.

After the announcement that Oracle is discontinuing OpenSolaris,
the OpenSolaris Governing Board (OGB) have symbolically disbanded and handed control of
the community back to Oracle.

The reasons the OGB list for their dissolution, are Oracle’s
failure to appoint a liaison to work with the OpenSolaris
community, and the memo recently distributed amongst Oracle
employees detailing the company’s plans to only release source code
after the official, Oracle Solaris release.

“Without the continued support and participation of Oracle in
the open development of OpenSolaris, the OGB and the community
Sun/Oracle created to support the open Solaris development
partnership have no meaning,” reads the statement posted on the OGB
Agenda page “the desire and enthusiasm for continuing open
development of the OpenSolaris code base has clearly passed out of
Oracle’s (and thus this community’s) hands into other

The meeting was opened at 15:09 UTC. It took the OGB less than
quarter of an hour to reach their verdict.

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