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23 August 2010, 17:13

OpenSolaris Governance Board resigns

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As it had previously threatened, the OpenSolaris Governance Board (OGB) has now resigned. The dissolution motion was proposed and passed unopposed in a fourteen minute long meeting of the OGB.

The motion cited the fact that Oracle had ignored requests to see a liaison appointed to work with the OGB and had distributed an internal email terminating the OpenSolaris project. Another part of the dissolution motion stated, "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 communities" before resolving that the members of the OGB collectively resigned.

Simon Phipps, a member of the OGB, said he was sad to report that the decision had to be made; he repeated his and the boards thanks from the meeting, to the OpenSolaris Team at Sun, and specifically Alan Coopersmith and Jim Grisanzio for "their wisdom and patience".


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