Ian Murdock Talks Project Indiana
By barton808 on Aug 06, 2007
Larry Bird, David Letterman, Ian Murdock -- all proud son's of the great state of Indiana. It is the last in this list that I caught up with during OSCON.
What we chatted about
During our conversation, Ian took me through what exactly project Indiana is. In a nutshell he describes it as a community project to build an Open Solaris binary distribution with the main goal being to make Solaris technology more accessible to a broader audience -- thereby growing the market for Solaris.
Ian positioned the project in evolutionary rather than revolutionary terms and talked about the packaging effort that is a large part of Indiana. We also discussed "Wads vs. Distros," Ian's background in the FOSS world and what the Open Solaris community thinks of all this.
I hope to check in with Ian from time to time and get him to give us update as the project marches on.
Pau for now...
\*Full disclosure: the glasses were added after the fact, these guys are really not this cool ;)