Wednesday Oct 08, 2008

GNOME.Asia in China

Nice to see more open source conferences going to China. I can easily see that in the future the vast majority of my work will be done with significant connections to China. I'm especially interested in the China, Japan, Korea relationships, actually. Also great to see Sun sponsoring of the conference, and Sun engineers participating with technical sessions and community building talks.

Wednesday Sep 24, 2008

Community Building Takes Time

Lessons learned from five years of Fedora: "The most valuable thing I've learned watching Fedora is this: Patience. It takes time and steady, incremental growth to build a solid community. -- Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier, Community Manager for openSUSE.

I totally agree. I've been a big fan of the Linux community (communities, actually) for years now, but the more community work I do for OpenSolaris the more I look toward the Linux community for ideas and inspiration. They did this first. They are bigger. We are younger. We can learn. It's that simple. I feel the same way about other communities as well, and I regularly talk with BSD guys (where we partially came from a long time ago) and Mozilla guys and other groups as I pick and poke my way around OpenSolaris. It takes time to build anything of value.

Saturday Sep 13, 2008

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Images from the Tokyo Linux User Group meeting at Sun earlier today. And, of course, the nomikai later in the evening. As with every TLUG event, it was great to meet a bunch of new guys in Tokyo.

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All of my TLUG images on flickr.

Thursday Sep 11, 2008

MySQL Conference in Japan

If you are around in late October, stop by the MySQL user conference here in Tokyo. More info soon.

Monday Sep 08, 2008

Sun and Software Freedom Day

Sun is participating in Software Freedom Day on Saturday September 20th. See Glynn Foster's notes to the OpenSolaris User Groups, and also in the OpenSolaris Advocacy Community. Should be cool to see this all come together around the world.

Tuesday Sep 02, 2008

TLUG Technical Meeting Sept 13

Looking forward to the next Tokyo Linux User Group meeting on September 13th. Stop by if you are in Tokyo.

Wednesday Aug 20, 2008

Sun Tech Days 2008-2009 Schedule

Sun published the Tech Days 2008-2009 Schedule recently. The tour will going to 13 cities, so check the dates and stop by. There will be plenty of ways to learn about and get involved with multiple technologies and communities. I'll be at the Tokyo event in December for sure.

Friday Aug 08, 2008

Tokyo Linux User Group Nomikai 080808

Went to the Tokyo Linux User Group nomikai tonight. As always, I met a bunch of new guys. Very cool.

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All TLUG pics here.

Saturday Jun 14, 2008

Tokyo Linux User Group Nomikai 6/13/08

Some images from the TLUG nomikai last night in Tokyo. All the images on Flickr.

Wednesday May 28, 2008

Mozilla Community Event in Tokyo

The Japanese Mozilla community, Mozillagumi, is having their 9th annual event this Saturday, May 31st, in Tokyo. I hope to stop by for a bit.

Saturday May 24, 2008

OpenSolaris 2008.05 Tokyo Launch

Here are some images from the OpenSolaris 2008.05 launch last night in Tokyo. It was great to see some guys from the Linux and BSD communities stop by, and many thanks to Simon Phipps for coming all the way from London to open the evening of presentations.

Wednesday May 21, 2008

Beijing: Linux, OpenSolaris, OpenOffice

Some images here from Robert Sohigian and Fiona Duan at the special joint meeting of the OpenSolaris community and the Linux community to hear the latest from the OpenOffice community. Expect to see this more and more activities like this as the communities get together to share ideas and collaborate.

Update: See Robert's blog on this.

Simon Phipps Coming to Tokyo

Simon Phipps, Sun's Chief Open Source Officer, is coming to Tokyo to participate as a special guest at the Japan launch of OpenSolaris 2008.05 on Friday. Simon contributes to all of Sun's open source projects around the world, so it will be good to hear that global perspective as we build community in Japan with OpenSolaris 2008.05.

Sunday May 18, 2008

ZFS Pics

Really cool pics here from Jeff Bonwick with Linus Torvalds

Thursday May 15, 2008

Free Beer, CDs, and OpenSolaris 2008.05 in Tokyo

Takanobu Masuzuki, developer marketing manager at Sun Japan, announced next week's launch details -- [osol-announce] Japan Launch event for OpenSolaris 2008.05. Space filling up fast. 

Tuesday May 13, 2008

Community Collaboration in Beijing

Check this out --  Beijing OpenSolaris User Group 16th Meeting (May 20th, 2008). The Beijing OpenSolaris User Group is doing a joint meeting with the Beijing Linux User Group to hear a preso from Louis Suarez-Potts on OpenOffice. Cool. Nice to see the communities collaborating more and more like this.

OpenSolaris 2008.05 to Launch in Japan

The OpenSolaris community in Japan will hold a launch event for OpenSolaris 2008.05 here in Tokyo on Friday May 23rd -- OpenSolaris 2008.05 リリース記念セミナー. The event will be led by Sun's Globalization engineers, Ohsone-san and Hasegawa-san, as well as Ohta-san and Sato-san from OpenNSUG/OSUG.

Sumitomo Electric in Japan Adopts OpenOffice

Sumitomo Electric in Japan is switching 15,000 desktops to OpenOffice --  住友電工が OpenOffice.orgを採用. Cool. I wonder who loses out on that deal? More importantly, I'm hearing about more of these corporate deployments here in Japan, so the OpenOffice community must be strong and growing here.

Tuesday Apr 29, 2008

OpenSolaris on C1 GNU/Linux Panel

Well, it seems it's more than just a panel, eh? Barton has all the details -- GNU/Linux Distro Smack Down! Only at CommunityOne. Should be a lot of fun.

Update: Here are the guys from the panel last week:

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Karsten Wade, Fedora; Barton George, Sun (moderator); Glynn Foster, OpenSolaris; Jono Bacon, Ubuntu; Zonker Brockmeier, OpenSUSE.

Friday Apr 25, 2008

OpenSolaris Review

Here's a five page review of OpenSolaris -- OpenSolaris 2008.05 Gives A New Face To Solaris. We're making progress. Slowly but surely. Actually, pretty darn quick. :)
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