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OpenSolaris governing board threatens dissolution

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In an act of desperation, the OpenSolaris governing board (OGB) has issued an ultimatum to Oracle. The company must nominate a contact person able to take decisions regarding OpenSolaris by the 16th of August or the board will dissolve and relinquish control of OpenSolaris to Oracle.

Under the OpenSolaris constitution, this state of affairs is triggered if the governing board has less than three members, i.e. it is de facto dissolved. Tensions between Oracle and the OpenSolaris community have been apparent since February, as a result of the company having ignored all attempts to establish contact.

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