Tuesday Nov 25, 2008

Sun demos @ FOSS

As a gold sponsor of FOSS.IN 2008, Sun has a stall to showcase our technologies and products. We want to demo our best-in-class open source products. The demos planned are: OpenSolaris/Virtual Box, NetBeans, GlassFish, WebStack/MySQL, and OpenStorage.

You are encouraged to visit our stall to get more information on the demos. Ask us questions and learn how to use the products. All the best. We had a stream of visitors this morning for our booth (see pictures).

Saturday Dec 08, 2007

Live Blogging Day 5: Contributing to OpenSolaris

If you are attending FOSS.IN, head to the JN Tata auditorium now. If you have always been interested to contribute to OpenSolaris, but did not know where to start...this is the place to be. Jim Grisanzio, Community Manager for OpenSolaris is providing some practical tips to contribute to the product.


Jim Grisanzio is also a top Sun blogger. We are fortunate to have him on all the five days of the FOSS.IN conference.  Thank you Jim!

Here is the link to Jim's presentation. "Ten quick ways to contribute to OpenSolaris" is part of the presentation.

Friday Dec 07, 2007

Short video of ZFS BoF

A short (amateur) video of the ZFS BoF held this afternoon.

Live Blogging Day 4: ZFS BoF

Anyone who has ever lost important files, run out of space on a partition, spent weekends adding new storage to servers, tried to grow or shrink a file system, or experienced data corruption knows that there is room for improvement in file systems and volume managers. The Solaris Zettabyte File System (ZFS), is designed from the ground up to meet the emerging needs of a general-purpose file system that spans the desktop to the data center. 

Click here for more information on ZFS. Head out to the ZFS BoF tent to learn more about the most advanced file system on the planet.

Thursday Dec 06, 2007

Live Blogging Day 3: A hack center for OpenSolaris

Ok, great! You have installed OpenSolaris, but do you long to look at the code and start contributing? Why not try fixing a bug? Yes, Solaris engineers can help you. Here is an excellent blog entry on how to get started.

You should be at the FOSS.IN hack center NOW.

The FOSS.IN hack center 


OpenSolaris hackers at work


More OpenSolaris hackers at work 


Tuesday Dec 04, 2007

FOSS.IN Live Blogging Day 1: Distribution Constructors

Anil Gulecha, a final year engineering student held the audience in rapt attention as he talked about Distribution Constructor. Distro constructor is a part of the OpenSolaris binary distribution. It is a set of tools that allows user to roll their own distributions based on OpenSolaris.

Anil is a Sun student tech lead. When he created the LiveUSB toolkit for BeleniX as a third year engineering student, he had the world looking at him :-)

A section of those who attended Anil's talk.

Monday Dec 03, 2007

OpenSolaris.org features FOSS.IN

OpenSolaris.org features FOSS.IN 2007. Scroll down to the "Announcements" section. The OpenSolaris project days is featured there.

The page has links to:

Thursday Nov 29, 2007

FOSS.IN Featured Speaker: Glynn Foster

We are glad to have Glynn Foster, Product Manager for Project Indiana visit us next week. Glynn will speak on "Introduction to OpenSolaris".

More about Glynn:

Glynn has been working on the GNOME and JDS projects with Sun Microsystems for the past 7 years and more recently moved to the marketing team to work on Project Indiana and OpenSolaris. Glynn is a current GNOME Foundation Board Director and OpenSolaris Governing Board Member. Glynn is currently living in Wellington, New Zealand though is Irish by nature.

More about the topic - Introduction to OpenSolaris:

I will be speaking during the OpenSolaris Project Day, detailing the first steps that people can expect to take in the OpenSolaris project from a developer standpoint. This talk will introduce the various tools and resources that are available, and the process involved in contributing to the source base.

Why is Glynn excited to be attending FOSS.IN?

In his own words...

I've been hearing for years that it's the most incredible conference in terms of sheer enthusiasm - I'm looking forward to directly experiencing that myself.

Wednesday Nov 28, 2007

Announcing: OpenSolaris Project Day

FOSS.IN, the largest community driven conference in the Indian sub-continent features a day long event on OpenSolaris [December 4, 2007]. The Bangalore OpenSolaris User Group (BOSUG), the user group driving this program is one of the most active and happening OpenSolaris user groups world wide.

The Bangalore OpenSolaris User Group (BOSUG) will organize the one-day event.


  • Want to contribute to some of the hottest opensource technologies?
  • Curious about what OpenSolaris related technologies are all about?
  • Gung-ho about contributing but not sure where to start?
  • Want to be part of a happening community group?

Join us at the OpenSolaris Project Day.

Get a peek into:

  • The OpenSolaris community
  • OpenSolaris related technologies
  • OpenSolaris based distros
  • Contribution opportunities

What should you do now?

  • Register to attend FOSS.IN
  • Indicate your interest to attend the OpenSolaris Project Day track in the registration page

For more information, visit the BOSUG page: http://opensolaris.org/os/project/bosug/. Click here for information on the proposed project day.

Monday Nov 26, 2007

FOSS.IN Featured Speaker: Jim Grisanzio

Are you interested to contribute to OpenSolaris?

Hear Jim Grisanzio, Senior Program Manager, Open Solaris Engineering speak on "Contributing to OpenSolaris" next week.


More about Jim:

In his own words...

I've been at Sun for more than seven years in a variety of project management positions. I've worked on several Corporate Communications teams for the Java organization, and I've also worked with the tools and standards groups and many of Sun's open source development projects. I also did a year as an executive speech writer for a couple of Sun's executive vice presidents. Overall, I've logged nine years in communications at five companies (Sun, 3Com, Network World, Tufts University, Animals Magazine) in three industries (high tech, publishing, medical sciences).

Four years ago, I moved from corporate communications to the OpenSolaris project in Solaris Engineering. As a Senior Program Manager, my job is to run projects that encourage open development and help an engineering community grow at multiple levels of the OpenSolaris project. I'm especially interested in how engineers work across cultural, language, and distance barriers and how organizations participate in open source software development.

Click here for more information. Besides, Jim is a top Sun blogger. Read his blog here: http://blogs.sun.com/jimgris/.

Why is Jim excited to be in FOSS.IN?

In his own words...

This will be my first trip to India and my first FOSS. I'm thrilled because I've heard so much about the Indian development community, and I want to meet the guys first hand. For OpenSolaris to be successful, the community has to grow internationally, and we need a community that contributes directly and actively. Will India lead the way in that international growth? We'll see. But I'd like to get involved and learn as much as possible along the way.


Mahipalsinh Rana


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