The later Open Solaris 2008.11 release included a GUI for ZFS' snapshotting capabilities, known as Time Slider, that provides functionality similar to mac OS's Time Machine.
In December 2008, Sun Microsystems and Toshiba America Information Systems announced plans to distribute Toshiba laptops pre-installed with Open Solaris. On August 13, 2010, Oracle was rumored to have discontinued the Open Solaris binary distribution to focus on the Solaris Express binary distribution program.
Prior to Oracle's moving of core development "behind closed doors", a group of former Open Solaris developers decided to fork the core software under the name Open Indiana.The members were Roy Fielding, Al Hopper, Rich Teer, Casper Dik, and Simon Phipps.On February 10, 2006 Sun approved The Open Solaris Charter, which reestablished this body as the independent Open Solaris Governing Board.) is a discontinued, open source computer operating system based on Solaris created by Sun Microsystems.It was also the name of the project initiated by Sun to build a developer and user community around the software.
Open Solaris was developed as a combination of several software consolidations that were open sourced subsequent to Solaris 10.