By Barbara Corwin on Nov 19, 2008
My team's, not mine.
The name of our team has always been difficult because we are not typical: we are not a typical software development team nor are we a typical IT team or a general hosting or sysadmin support team.
We were originally referred to as the "OpenSolaris Engineering team" which did not work well once there was an OpenSolaris product that has development engineering teams working on it. So we tried "OpenSolaris Infrastructure Engineering team" to highlight the website infrastructure work we do. But it turns out the word "Infrastructure" has become quite overloaded and sometimes confusing, at least within Sun.
The focus of the opensolaris.org website and most of what we do is the developer community, and we are trying to improve developer collaboration in multiple ways through the site and the services it offers. Which is why my team includes a mixture of software engineers, sysadmins and program managers.
So "OpenSolaris Developer Collaboration" team seems a better description.
So we'll try that for a while until it seems it should change again :-)