As expected by many, Oracle has finally and clearly announced their plans to close down and stop work on an Open Source version of Grid Engine. Moving forward Grid Engine is now “Oracle Grid Engine” available as a commercially licensed software product.
- Oracle explicitly references open source Grid Engine fork now called Open Grid Scheduler. This is a relief to many who were hoping for some sort of signal of intent or attitude towards community efforts. A non-hostile Oracle is a good thing for people wanting to make use of the open source codebase.
- Oracle is going further than “just words” – as the CollabNet site (gridengine.sunsource.net) site is dismantled they will be passing the components to the community. This includes the full mailing list archives, CVS repository etc.
There are two announcements you should read:
Both messages contain information and updates about plans and roadmaps that you may be interested in.