Monday May 12, 2008

Tim Cramer -- OpenSolaris's Man in the Middle

Right before the the OpenSolaris 2008.5 launch I grabbed a few minutes with Tim Cramer who's recently been named the executive liaison to the OpenSolaris community.   In this role, Tim will be looking to strengthen the communication between Sun the corporation and the OpenSolaris community (his day job is Senior director of OpenSolaris core engineering). 

My interview with Tim (11:48)  Listen (Mp3)   Listen (ogg)


Tim hoisting a Guinness at the GlassFish party the night before the Solaris launch. 

Some of the topics we tackle:

  • Tim's background -- from super computer compilers, to Java performance, to NetBeans, to JavaFX to now.
  • Communication as the biggest issue over the past year and how Tim will work to make sure the community is never surprised by anything Sun does.
  • Who makes up the community and where Tim's looking to grow this.
  • Tim's goals for the next year: growing a healthy community, focusing attention on app developers and growing the repository.
Pau for now...

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I look after Sun's relationships with the various GNU/Linux communities as well as our relationship with the FSF. Last year, my family and I emigrated from Silicon Valley to Austin, TX.

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