Yes, I "do" Open Source..

Interestingly, I've not blogged about Open Source to date, even though it's been my Day Job for over six months. Why? Well, as with so many other things around F/OSS, you tend not to jump in and flap your gums right off the bat. You listen. You absorb. You learn. Just don't come crashing in like a Bull in a China Shop.

Yep, I do Open Source. In fact, Sun does Open Source.

Over the past few years, Sun has put a majority of its software portfolio out as Open Source Software. More recently, we've begun participating in F/OSS Communities not of our own making. MySQL. Ruby. Postgres. Not to control them -- to participate in them. To contribute to them. To work for the benefit of all involved, not just Sun.

Yep, I do Open Source. And I'm thrilled to be doing so.

In the months to come, you'll read about what I (and my peers in Sun ISV Engineering) are doing in the many Communities we're involved with.  Why we're doing it. What Sun gets from it. More importantly, what the end users of these software offerings get from it.

Yeah, I do Open Source. More and more, we all do Open Source.

I'm in the middle of my first Open Source event, Drupal's BADCamp 07. More on that soon.

 

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