Building Community Big in China
By jimgris-Oracle on Jul 03, 2008
If you want get a feel for the China OpenSolaris community building operations, check out John Jiang's mail to advocacy-discuss a few minutes ago -- [advocacy-discuss] Community Building Efforts in China -- 365 Days, 122 Events, 19600 Attendees. "One event every 3 days, with an average number of 160 attendees," John says, for a total of about 20,000 people. That's not bad, especially when you realize that the people he's talking about practically jump out of their skin to talk to you and to learn what's going on in OpenSolaris around the world. And it's not just OpenSolaris. You'll see from John's mail that NetBeans, Studio, MySQL, and Java are mixed right in, which is cool to see since we want to connect existing communities as well as build new ones. The excitement is utterly palpable in China. If you haven't been there, get on a plane and go. Trust me. You will be surprised to see the changes that have taken place over the last few years there.
and sorry, our Jive forums really messed up John's mail (I'm not
surprised at all). He had a nice grid outlining all the events. The
initial text is enough to give you an idea, but to see the tables go to his blog.]