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Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2023 04:09:53 +0000
From: Dan McDonald <>
To: "" <>
Subject: Re: illumos (or at least danmcd) membership in the
 distros list

On Sep 13, 2023, at 6:39 PM, Katherine Mcmillan <> wrote:
> Hi Dan,


> I saw your email about joining oss-security, and I think it’s a wonderful idea for illumos. I am fully in support of this, and I’m wondering: is there a Foundation of any kind behind illumos? Are there any conferences dedicated to illumos or SmartOS?

illumos is very VERY loosely governed by its core team.  We don't have a foundation, just a cooperation of several stakeholders (most of whom have their own illumos distros).

We don't have dedicated conferences either (though apparently every-four-years dtrace.conf, an OpenSolaris-turned-illumos-and-more unconference, is going to happen in 2024 again after pandemic-cancelled 2020 one).

Sorry I don't have better answers there,

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