So everyone has heard me talk about the 800 lb. gorilla with respect to illumos.
One question I keep getting asked is, can the illumos project be "squashed" by this 800 lb. gorilla?
My stock answer had been "no". But I realized something today; I've been wrong.
The way illumos can be "killed" is if the corporate owner of Solaris were to do something to make illumos irrelevant. Like, say, opening Solaris back up (and in this case, I think they would probably need to go further open than they were before).
I'm not worried though. Even if that happens, illumos will have been a major success. But I really don't think it is going to happen.