Open source Project Darkstar and Project Wonderland are dead as far as Oracle is concerned.
“One of the reasons that we developed Project Darkstar as an open source project was to allow the community to continue if the research objectives of the core team were changed. We will be maintaining the source repositories and the projectdarkstar.com site for as long as we can, but we are also investigating other homes for both the code and the supporting content,” according to a forum post announcing the demise of the project.
Project Wonderland is also getting the boot, but may continue in some other form.
The Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal reported that according to a blog posting, the Wonderland team “will be pursuing both for-profit and not-for-profit options that will allow us to become a self-sustaining organization. Having anticipated this possible outcome, we already have some promising irons in the fire.”
The Business Journal also reports that Sun’s Chief Gaming Officer Chris Mellisinos is leaving after 16 years with the company.