Two million and counting

Wow... apparently we reached two million Solaris 10 downloads this week! I think it's safe to say that's exceeded even the most optimistic expectations of anyone at Sun, so much so that we're having a doughnut day next week to celebrate :) What with that and the company almost literally buzzing with excitement about OpenSolaris, you can't help but feel we could be on to something big. Here's hoping.

We also had our 2006 financial year kick-off barbeque here today... despite the odd threatening cloud, the food was good, the beer was flowing, but as usual I didn't get a sniff of winning anything in the raffle. Almost unbelievable that nobody wanted to go into town afterwards and make a night of it, though... is this really the same company I joined five years ago (almost) to the day?! :/

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I speculate there will be a 'stealth' rising of OpenSolaris among developers and businesses. The CDDL does achieve a sweet spot of business-friendliness that the GPL lacks. Having a file-based licensing scheme is the real kicker. Imagine embedded developers who get a time-consistent platform, imagine in-house developers who don't feel a need to consult a lawyer at every turn, etc. Again, this is speculation, but I know the CDDL turned on a little lightbulb in my head when I read the details at opensolaris.org.

Posted by Anon on July 21, 2005 at 04:09 PM GMT+00:00 #

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I am an Interaction Designer in the Systems Experience Design team, arriving at Oracle via Sun where I've worked since 2000. I currently work on sysadmin user experience projects for Solaris. Formerly I worked on open source Solaris desktop projects such as GNOME, NWAM and IPS.

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