The Tap Is Turned Off
A little birdie told me that the last update to Oracles hg repository for ON was this one:
changeset: 13149:b23a4dab3d50tag: tipuser: Sukumar Swaminathandate: Wed Aug 18 15:52:48 2010 -0600description:6973228 Cannot download firmware 2.103.x.x on Emulex FCoE HBAs6960289 fiber side of emulex cna does not connect to the storage6950462 Emulex HBA permanently DESTROYED, if the firmware upgrade is interrupted6964513 COMSTAR - Emulex LP9002 fail to return a SCSI Inquiry correctly to a VMware 4 Initiator
From here on out, Illumos and Oracle Solaris diverge. The funny thing is, based on the calls I've had today, I could hardly be more optimistic about the future of illumos and the code base that was formerly called Solaris. Even more talent is getting behind this effort every day.
I'm very very excited... frankly Oracle shutting down the tap just really opened up the opportunity for us to really start innovating, in ways that I would have been loathe to do if we were still trying to maintain a very closely aligned source tree.
I think its entirely possible that Oracle may wind up viewing Illumos as the upstream rather than the reverse!