Ian Murdock and OpenSolaris

Ian Murdock joined Sun today -- or yesterday for the other half of the world. He introduced himself to the OpenSolaris Community as well, which I thought was a classy thing to do.

Many times announcements are proclaimed from the outside with little consideration for the community. But I think this is an example of Sun's move into innovative marketing that is much closer to the spirit of open source. I also think it demonstrates Ian's desire to get to know the OpenSolaris community from the inside as he figures things out in his new job. I didn't see a Sun press release today, which wouldn't have been a bad thing, per say, but sometimes press releases slow things down and make things too formal and corporate. Instead, Sun marketing and PR clearly enabled the developers to take the lead on this. That's how OpenSolaris was launched two years ago, by the way. But then again, Sun marketing and PR are part of the community so it makes sense.

I have every confidence that Ian will work from within the community and help us address some rather, ah, interesting issues swirling around here. Ian is joining the community at a pretty important time, I'd say.

Welcome, Ian. I look forward to meeting you and learning from your experience.
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[Trackback] Y asi me voy a OpenSolaris, la iniciativa de Sun, ya algo aburrido de Linux, camino bastamente dominado por grupetes que lo estan volviendo al estilo microsoft. Ian Murdock no puede estar errado ;), al dejar Debian y cerrar Progeny por Sun. Es hora...

Posted by Blog personal de Alberto Ferrer on July 06, 2008 at 02:26 AM JST #

[Trackback] Y asi me voy a OpenSolaris, la iniciativa de Sun, ya algo aburrido de Linux, camino bastamente dominado por grupetes que lo estan volviendo al estilo microsoft. Ian Murdock no puede estar errado ;), al dejar Debian y cerrar Progeny por Sun. Es hora...

Posted by Blog personal de Alberto Ferrer on July 06, 2008 at 02:29 AM JST #

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