Where will Open Solaris go from here?

So Oracle has started reconfiguring the new merged company.  From several articles we have seen some things will be dropped and other are still holding on.  One of the things that seems to be missing in the discussions so far is Open Solaris.  Given Mr. Ellison's history is not to let his products into the open source world.  So while leaving Java and mysql are clearly going to stay open, Open Solaris keeps getting missed.  So why does a linux blog care about Open Solaris?  Basicly becuase it allows people to look at and gain insight into how the much older Solaris OS works.  Also Unbreakable Linux is Oracles Linux so whether they are going to drop Linux in favor Open Solaris.  Oracle has to this point stayed commited to Linux as this article points out.

So What do you think they should do?  What should they releasse?  Is there anything else they should opensource?

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.