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@ 87.174.126.240:

I wish to address your concerns about the notability of the project and the objectivity of my article. Thereafter, I will delete your proposition for deletion.

However, please allow me first to comment on your style. You will need to admit on further thought, that while you are accusing a conflict of interest and positive bias to the Illumos project, you yourself chose to remain anonymous. This does neither enhance your self-assumed status of neutrality, neither does it enhance your credibility. I do not mean to offend you, I, however, am offended as much by your self-proclaimed righteousness "irrelevant, not neutral" as also by your derogatory rudeness "more than ten users". On your (false) assumption of me being closely connected with the Illumos project, I do not wish to comment further safe for one point: I admit that I might be, though not affiliated, not exactly neutral, but show me please a single item in the article contesting positions of others or being, in one form or the other, debatable, disputable or dubious. As long as no subject of debate arises here, your argument of close connection goes astray and is simply irrelevant.

Ad rem: You state Illumos to be a new project. This is true and will be true for a while (until Illumos cannot be considered new any more, depending on your point of view). Nothing different was stated in the article. Additionally, many things are new and relevant nevertheless. There is notability even in things very new, whether there is endurance, and here I concede your point, remains to be seen and is, more generally speaking, difficult to assess ex ante. However, your stance was directed against notability, and this I counter with vehemence. Please care to look at the names of the Illumos community, andyou will note chief architects and of the Solaris system, Garret D'Amore, Ben Rockwood, Jörg Schilling to name but a few, behind the project. Care to look at the corporations sponsoring Illumos, and you will note that the importance of entities such as Nexenta, Joyent or BerliOS cannot easily be denied. So much for notability.

entire OS or just a kernel

I illumos an entire operating system, or just a kernel? The current intro is not clear on that. Also, is it a fork of OpenSolaris or a fork of Solaris 11? What components of OpenSolaris/Solaris are proprietary and intended to be replaced with FOSS implementations? Is this like Darwin, where the device drivers are kept proprietary and the system does not even boot without them? ScotXW (talk) 17:04, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

http://wiki.illumos.org/display/illumos/illumos+Home "This is the home of the illumos project, the fully open community fork of the OpenSolaris operating system."
http://openindiana.org/ "OpenIndiana is a robust enterprise operating system, based on the illumos kernel." ScotXW (talk) 17:11, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

Comparison to GNU/Linux

"Illumos has a similar role as the GNU/Linux kernel, which forms the basis for different Linux distributions."

There is no such thing as "the GNU/Linux kernel". There is the Linux kernel, and there is the GNU userland. I'm not quite sure what the intended comparison is here (they both form the basis for "distributions"?), but "operating system" or "stack" would be more accurate. -- Preceding unsigned comment added by 192.94.235.20 (talk) 17:12, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

Capitalization of article title

As far as I can tell, MOS:TM requires the article title and subject to be capitalized as "Illumos" not "illumos". Opinions? -- intgr [talk] 08:19, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

Various issues

The illumos Foundation never occurred, because we could never get a resolution on bylaws and membership; as a consequence the effort was abandoned. As this is a contentious topic (not all parties are in 100% agreement as to the causes), I'd probably just remove the statements pertaining to the foundation entirely.

The illumos name is trademarked, and I'm the holder of the trademark. While I helped design the phoenix logo (actual logo was done by a professional graphic artist based on a napkin sketch I gave her), the logo itself was not covered in our trademark application. I'm not sure how - if at all - the trademark matters to wikipedia, but in the absence of the foundation it may help to make that matter clear. (The copyrights associated with the illumos code are the property of the respective authors of the code.)

Note also that code developed for illumos has at various times (and continuously still) been integrated into various BSD operating systems (not just DTrace and ZFS, but also locale handling in libc and localedef, the less(1) rewrite, and probably other things I cannot think of). Furthermore, illumos has also received code contributions from BSD operating systems; various device drivers were ported from FreeBSD, the locale work *started* with BSD implementations (though it was mostly rewritten for illumos before going *back* to the BSDs), a few system utilities, etc. I would be grateful if some nice editor could underscore the level of code sharing between the BSDs and illumos.

illumos is the code base consisting of an SVR4 kernel, device drivers, core system utilities and libraries. It is most of the core of what you'd need for a POSIX-compliant operating system, but is itself not independently usable. Instead, as with Linux, you'd use this as the core for a larger distribution, which would include possibly graphics components, further utilities, additional system software (e.g. a web server, etc.) End users only see illumos in the context of a distribution.

Note that as the founder and a significant illumos contributor, I *am* a primary source. So I cannot really edit the wiki article on illumos myself (per defaultlogic.com resource rules).

Phoronix may be a neutral 3rd party site for references, for example: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTU2MDQ

Also, these slides from Dan (who modified/evolved them from earlier slides I wrote) may be useful. I'm not sure if he's a primary source, but he's a little less biased than I am: https://fosdem.org/2016/schedule/event/illumos_overview/attachments/audio/873/export/events/attachments/illumos_overview/audio/873/FOSDEM_2016.pdf -- this slide also helps explain the "kernel" vs. distribution thing in the illumos context.

I can be reached via email (google around, its not hard to find me) if there are questions here that I can answer which might help improve the quality of this article. Thanks. -- Preceding unsigned comment added by Gedamore (talk o contribs) 17:54, 8 April 2016 (UTC)


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