By Giuseppe Maxia on Aug 11, 2008
At OSCON, Sun had a huge booth. I mentioned that before, and I was part of the show. During booth opening hours, members of all Sun communities (Open Solaris, Glassfish, OpenJDK, MySQL) addressed the audience with technical presentations.
I was very impressed by these two booklets that were given away to whomever wanted them. They are short, well written, with the sort of practical information that a beginner wants to find immediately.
It's nice to hold them, but books are heavy, especially if you are traveling 6,000 miles with hand luggage only. So it's very nice to find them in the OpenSolaris site.
- Getting started with OpenSolaris 2008.05
- Introduction to Operating Systems: A Hands-On Approach Using the OpenSolaris Project
That's something that we should consider for MySQL as well. Better than giving away T-shirts and stuffed dolphins. Spreading knowledge is more helpful.