LISA'04 Wednesday; a long day in a long week
By user12618941 on Nov 17, 2004
I was a little bummed that I missed the Solaris 10 Launch event back in California-- it looked pretty fun.
But no time to look back-- Tuesday I flew to Atlanta, and LISA '04. Krister and I stayed up most of Tuesday night putting the finishing touches on some of the demos we had prepared for the event. Today (Wednesday) we worked the Solaris 10 booth on the convention floor for 7 straight hours-- I wish I knew how many people I met and talked to-- but I never got time to take even a short break! Tomorrow I'll take some pictures, both at the booth and at the Solaris 10 BoF at 8pm.
One of the really gratifying things about this event is that many of the folks I talked to weren't really aware of some of the recent developments in Solaris, especially the new licensing model. It's wonderful to be able to sum it up so easily: Free for non-commercial use. Free for commercial use. Pay for support if you like [FAQ]. Several people we spoke to asked "Why should I try this? I am thinking of going to Red Hat." I asked It's free-- how can you afford not to give it a try?
Tomorrow I'll also finish my slides for my paper talk on Friday. Really I will :)