Community-driven illumos Distribution

Getting Involved

OpenIndiana is a distribution developed and maintained by a community of volunteers. If you are interested in contributing to the project and to illumos, there are many ways to get involved.

Have a look here to see how to do that.

The project provides resources from which you can get started, including our documentation, mailing lists and IRC channels. Development servers are available, as well as development package repositories for updating to the latest builds, and also Git repositories for checking out the latest source code.

Security Issues

To report a security issue, please send an email

Code repositories hosted on GitHub:

illumos-gateillumos repository containing the core Operating System: kernel, userland, networking,
oi-userlandUnified build system for creating packages and local repositories
pkg5Package management system
nimbusGnome GTK2/GTK3 theme
nwam-managerNetwork connection manager for Gnome
slim_sourceInstaller for Live, Text and Network images
sysdingReplacement for sysidtool, a tool for system configuration
time-sliderGraphical interface for managing ZFS snapshots and backups

Do not forget to visit our parent project at! You will find oi-dev mailing list useful if you want to contribute to OpenIndiana. Feel free to join and get any help you feel you need to work with the project!

Code of Conduct

OpenIndiana Code of Conduct

This document provided community guidelines for a safe, respectful, productive, and collaborative place for any person who is willing to contribute to the OpenIndiana community. It applies to all “collaborative space”, which is defined as community communications channels (such as mailing lists, IRC, submitted patches, commit comments, etc.).

Core principles and expectations:

What will not be tolerated:

Reporting violations:


Finding Help

Reporting issues

Something not working right? Problems can be reported on our issue tracker.


Join us on Internet Relay Chat!

Point your favourite IRC client at: #openindiana on

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