Saturday Apr 25, 2009
Tuesday Apr 21, 2009
By jimgris on Apr 21, 2009
Friday Apr 10, 2009
Thursday Apr 09, 2009
Tuesday Mar 10, 2009
Saturday Mar 07, 2009
By jimgris on Mar 07, 2009
Check out David Stewart talking about Intel, OpenSolaris, and ZFS. And check out that orange t-shirt he has on as well. So, cool. That`s the shirt from the Tokyo OpenSolaris User Group we started a few months ago. Shirts get around, you know, and this one made it all the way to the Pacific Northwest. It`s actually a very nice shirt, and if you wear it outside you are guaranteed to get attention. You`d probably stop traffic, too. It`s a tad on the bright side. Which is probably why Dave had to put a black shirt over the top. Makes a nice combination if you are doing serious technical demonstrations on YouTube about OpenSolaris, Intel, and ZFS.
Update: I found another Tokyo OSUG t-shirt video in the Intel Dave OpenSolaris series -- OpenSolaris & Intel: PowerTOP. How could I have missed that one?
Friday Mar 06, 2009
By jimgris on Mar 06, 2009
The Japan OpenSolaris User Group has grown significantly in recent months, and what`s happening now is very cool -- it`s spinning out new groups! One group is the Tokyo OpenSolaris User Group, which is an attempt to build an international community to extend the Japanese community globally. And the other group is the Tokyo OpenSolaris Study Group, which is an attempt by the Japanese community to dig down deeply into the technical details of OpenSolaris technology. Earlier tonight the core members of the study croup met to discuss some projects and also to plan their next meeting for Saturday March 28th.
By jimgris on Mar 06, 2009
About 100 people turned out for the Japan OpenSolaris User Group Night Seminar earlier this evening. That`s a normal turn out for this community, of course, but it`s especially excellent given the pouring rain we`ve had here in Tokyo all day.
Thursday Mar 05, 2009
By jimgris on Mar 05, 2009
Monday Mar 02, 2009
By jimgris on Mar 02, 2009
Last year I swapped some mail with James as he was talking about organizing a technical conference in Australia because he was frustrated that what he had in mind didn't exist in his area. So, he just want out and organized an event. Gotta love that. Action. Nice to see the conference will be open to multiple operating system communities, and nice to see that some top speakers are already booked from OpenSolaris. This mixing of communities is most gratifying. We should continue moving in that direction.
Congratulations, James. Your leadership is a clear inspiration and an example for us all to follow. Update: see new conference wiki here.
Saturday Feb 14, 2009
By jimgris on Feb 14, 2009
I stopped by the OpenSolaris Hot Topics Seminar last nite in Jingumae. The guys from the Japan OpenSolaris User Group (JPOSUG: portal, forum) were talking about Jaris and other OpenSolaris technologies. About a 100 or so people were there. Kotaro-san, the Jaris technical leader, was there in the early evening, but I missed him because I was busy in the other room on a call with some guys in the U.K. Damn. Oh, well. Next time. Jaris made its way in front of 300 people in the last two days, and I`m hearing that developers in Tokyo, and even around the world, are taking notice. Cool. This could get interesting.
Thursday Feb 12, 2009
By jimgris on Feb 12, 2009
It was great to see Hisayoshi Kato, Taki Yasushi, and Masafumi Ohta present OpenSolaris to more than 200 people at the Tokyo Developers Summit this afternoon. See the video (Japanese language only) starting around the 18:00 mark here. And out in the booth the Japan OpenSolaris User Group was showing the new distribution based on the OpenSolaris operating system -- Jaris.
Friday Feb 06, 2009
By jimgris on Feb 06, 2009
And with that, Kotaro-san announced (in English and Japanese) Project Jaris to the OpenSolaris community. Welcome, guys! It's excellent to have a new distribution based on OpenSolaris technology right here in Japan. This project will absolutely help us build a developer and user community in Japan, there's no question about that. It's also very interesting that the Jaris guys are reaching out to Windows users with this distro. If we are to build a large user community here, those are the people we have to talk to. Very smart.
Tuesday Feb 03, 2009
Wednesday Jan 28, 2009
By jimgris on Jan 28, 2009
Also, here's a reminder when requesting OpenSolaris projects. When you request new projects on the project-set list, please give the name of the project, the name of your list, and the user names of the leaders who got the project/list approved. I need all three bits of info, so it that's not in the thread you forward to project-setup, please add it. This will expedite the creation of projects. And please be mindful of trademark issues. Use generic, descriptive words to title your project. For background on this, go to the projects portal, the project set up page, and the project lead reference page.
Finally, as you know we will be moving to a new project creation process after the new OpenSolaris Constitution is approved in the upcoming March 2009 elections. Until then, we are using the current system. Here is more information on the proposed group creation process.
Thursday Jan 22, 2009
By jimgris on Jan 22, 2009
To get the OpenSolaris distributions, go to the downloads page on opensolaris.org. Oh, and don`t forget that one more is coming: Jaris.
Monday Jan 19, 2009
Wednesday Jan 14, 2009
Tuesday Jan 13, 2009
By jimgris on Jan 13, 2009
Friday Jan 09, 2009
By jimgris on Jan 09, 2009
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Wednesday Jan 07, 2009
By jimgris on Jan 07, 2009
Sunday Dec 28, 2008
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Wednesday Dec 24, 2008
By jimgris on Dec 24, 2008
- Sun boosts OpenSolaris on Atom: Timothy Prickett Morgan, The Register
- ATOM support now in OpenSolaris: David Stewart, Intel
Friday Dec 19, 2008
By jimgris on Dec 19, 2008
If you are in Japan, if you can read Japanese, and if you know the technical details about ZFS (how`s that for a set of qualifiers?), pick up a copy of the January 2009 issue of Unix Magazine. There is a comprehensive article in there on ZFS from Michitoshi Sato: 特別企画 次世代ファイルシステムの内部に迫る 詳説ZFS. I see Sato-san all the time. He`s been been contributing to the community in Japan for years, and he now participates in the Japan OpenSolaris User Group.
More on OpenSolaris in Japan here at the Japan portal. Oh, and by the way, that Japan portal generates the most traffic to the site among all of the language portals. Very interesting. And the Japanese were supposed to be quiet?
Thursday Dec 18, 2008
By jimgris on Dec 18, 2008
community in Japan came together in Tokyo tonight to celebrate the launch of
OpenSolaris 2008.11. Shoji Haraguchi, Hiroaki Nozaki, Akira Ohsone,
and Hisayoshi Kato all presented
talks about the community and the new technology in 2008.11.
The room was packed with 85 people,
so it was a very cool night. Actually, it was pretty hot in there.
You know, I've been watching Sun Japan's OpenSolaris community development programs grow consistently over the past two years. The operations span globalization, marketing, sales/service, and engineering. There is a Japanese OpenSolaris User Group (Japanese language), a Tokyo OpenSolaris User Group (English language), an OpenSolaris Night Seminar Program, an OpenSolaris Source Code Study Group, customer/partner interactions, installfests, university engagements with 10 Campus Ambassadors, and other events that such as Tech Days, Developer Lounges, etc.
And the OpenSolaris community is growing right along with Sun Japan's increased participation. The community is also starting to mix with the international Linux, BSD, and Tokyo2Point0 communities, which is very cool because local community development can now extend globally. And real contributions are coming in too: translations of content, generation of original content, source code (some of which has been integrated), presentations, technical articles, packages, and mirrors. In fact, the community is advancing to the point where significant stuff is just showing up seemingly out of nowhere -- such as the new Japanese OpenSolaris book and the new Japanese distribution of OpenSolaris. That last point is important. When we started OpenSolaris, we tried to learn from the open source community and build a global program that would encourage others to contribute without Sun having to drive everything.
So, congratulations to the Sun team driving this launch of OpenSolaris 2008.11.
One more point: the Japanese may not say much in English about their participation in the community, and there are some well known cultural reasons for this. There is actually a great deal of community content to be found in Japanese language blogs, but even then it's not characterized as westerners are used to. It's different and usually indirect. And yes, this drives me mad. But if you want to really know about about this you have to dig. Deeply. You have to take the time. And if you do, you generally find significant activity generating some very interesting contributions. I'm just scratching the surface here, I realize, but there is more here than meets the eye.
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