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A better illumos...

If you follow illumos very closely, you may already know some of this. A New Fork Several months ago, I forked illumos-gate (the primary source code repository for the kernel and system components of illumos) into illumos-core . I had started upstreaming my work from illumos-core into illumos-gate.  I've since ceased that effort, largely because I simply have no time for the various arguments that my work often generates.  I think this is largely because my vision for illumos is somewhat different from that of other folks, and sadly illumos proper lacks anything resembling a guiding vision now, which means that only entirely non-contentious changes can get integrated into illumos. However, I still want to proceed apace with illumos-core, because I believe that work has real value, and I firmly believe that my vision for illumos is the one that will lead to greater adoption by users, and by distributors as well, since much of what I'm trying to achieve in illumos-ga