January 20-22, 2012, Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel

Experiences starting a new Operating Systems Project

Garrett D'Amore


The illumos project -- a community fork from the Solaris code base -- is now over a year old, and has grown at a remarkable rate since we first announced it. We will do a brief review of where we came from, and were we hope to go. We will review some of the challenges we have faced, how we have dealt with them, and also talk more about the challenges that remain. As there are not many operating systems projects that start up, and fewer still that are successful, we hope that sharing our experiences will be useful to other projects looking to start up similar communities.

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