Monday Aug 03, 2009

Going to COSCUP 2009 Taiwan

I'm looking forward to participating at the Conference for Open Source Coders, Users, and Promoters (COSCUP) in Taiwan in mid-August. I'll be talking about OpenSolaris, of course, and how developers and users can contribute to the project, how we are organizing communities around the world, and how we are rebuilding opensolaris.org. It will be my first time in Taiwan and my first time hanging out with the Taiwan OpenSolaris User Group (TWOSUG) as well. Should be fun.

Thursday Jul 09, 2009

An OpenSolaris Monsoon in India

A little OpenSolaris (at scale) in India. "Indians are celebrating a monsoon with OpenSolaris this month." -- Abhishek Kumar. This booklet on OpenSolaris is going out to a couple of hundred thousand people throughout the country.

Sunday Jun 28, 2009

Japan OpenSolaris Community Meeting 062709

The Japan OpenSolaris Community together on Saturday. Nice day (and night). About 60 people came by for the three sessions, two of which were in Japanese and the third in English. Then all three groups came together for a nomikai. I think the model works well to start integrating the Japanese and international OpenSolaris communities.

I used a new lens for this event. My f/1.4 lens is getting fixed, so I borrowed Jon`s 50mm f/1.2, which is one scary smart lens. It`s a tad expensive, too, so I was more than a little nervous shooting with it. Anyway, at f/1.2 the focus is just razor thin. Focus on someone`s glasses and their entire face is out. I messed up a few images that way, but by the end of the night I was getting used to it. Amazing piece of glass. By the way, you can see Jon`s stuff here. He`s one of the best photographers around.

Saturday Jun 27, 2009

OpenSolaris in Brazil: Right at the Top!

Nothing like going right to the very top, eh? My goodness. Here's the OpenSolaris community in Brazil at FISL hanging out with Brazil's President Luiz InĂ¡cio Lula da Silva. I think this sets a new standard in government relations for the entire OpenSolaris community, don't you think? So, each one of us around the world now has to go out and shoot some images (video is fine, too) of our country's leader standing with our respective communities all dressed up in OpenSolaris stuff. Ok. Should be easy enough. Just send your images to osug-leaders or advocacy-discuss, and we'll collect them there.

Absolutely. Outrageous.

Monday Jun 15, 2009

Japan OSUG and Tokyo OSUG: Joint Meeting 6/27

The OpenSolaris community in Japan is planning its second multi-session user group meeting -- combining the Japan OSUG and the Tokyo OSUG. The meeting will be in Sun`s Yoga office (directions with photos here) on Saturday June 27th. It`s a killer line up, too. Stop by if you are new to OpenSolaris or if you are an experienced developer. All are welcome. I have OpenSolaris t-shirts to give out, too.

148 OpenSolaris User Groups

We added some new OpenSolaris User Groups lately, so we are up to 148 now. Check the leaders grid for an OSUG near you. And if you are starting an OSUG in your area and want us to link to your website and/or discussion forum on Google, Yahoo, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc, then please do and ping us on advocacy-discuss and osug-leaders and we'll get connected. Or if you'd like to propose a new OSUG using infrastructure on opensolairs.org, then the process is outlined here. Stop by.

Saturday May 30, 2009

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Nice time today at the Japan OpenSolaris User Group meeting. Check out this schedule -- several sessions. Very cool that the JPOSUG is big enough now to have some break out sessions. There were about 45 people there, and what`s even better is that there were a lot of new people who stopped by. Building for the future. I did a short talk on community building and the upcoming website transition, and then there were some deep dives into OpenSolaris internals and installation with the Tokyo OpensSolaris Study Group. Some guys went out for a nijikai afterwards, but I didn`t. Gotta catch a plane to San Francisco tomorrow. 

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Wednesday May 27, 2009

Dive Deep into OpenSolaris at CommunityOne

Going to CommunityOne in San Francisco next week? Here's the schedule. Don't forget the "deep dives" they have in there, too. You can register for those sessions right here. It's free.

Friday May 08, 2009

OpenSolaris Community Newsletter: April 2009

I updated the OpenSolaris Community Newsletter section on the site tonight. I rewrote the text on the front page, added some back issues I found recently, and finished up on April. I`m evolving the newsletter into more of a quick little monthly update from the OpenSolaris Developer Collaboration Engineering Team rather than a general review of everything in the OpenSolaris community. Our team is a global group of more than a dozen engineers and managers responsible for building and supporting opensolaris.org's web applications, multi-site server facilities, open development tools and infrastructure, and website content. All of our work is designed to build an open development community that participates at multiple levels of the project and offers interesting contributions from around the world. I think if we focus a bit and document some of our key projects in the newsletter that will be more efficient than attempting to take a monthly cut at the entire world of OpenSolaris. So, that`s what we`re doing.

Thursday Apr 30, 2009

Some Thunder and Lightning at CommunityOne

The OpenSolaris community is being encouraged to submit some lightning talks at CommunityOne in San Francisco on June 1st. Cool. See Aaron Houston's mail and link for details. At conferences I heavily favor the lightning talks. I find the rapid-fire format promotes more direct community involvement at the event, and it also generates a great deal of humor as well. Most hour long sessions are just too quiet. I prefer quick talks full of noise. Some thunder and lightning. See you at CommunityOne.

Saturday Apr 25, 2009

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I stopped by the Tokyo OpenSolaris Study Group meeting Saturday afternoon. Nice day.

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Tuesday Apr 21, 2009

Tokyo OpenSolaris Study Group Meeting 4/25

The Tokyo OpenSolaris Study Group will meet this Saturday to talk about the OpenSolaris distribution constructor and how to build ON. Stop by. Study. This group, by the way, is a spin-off from the Japan OpenSolaris User Group. Discussions take place on ug-jposug.

OSUG Leaders Gathering at C1 in SF

Interesting mail the other day from Teresa Giacomini. Sun has some travel sponsorships to bring together some of the OpenSolaris User Group leaders at CommunityOne in San Francisco. Check it out. Deadline to apply is Friday, April 24th.

Friday Apr 10, 2009

OpenSolaris Newsletter Updated: March 2009

I updated the OpenSolaris Community Newsletter page with the March 2009 issue. Contributions always welcome. Just ping me at jimgris at sun dot com or post to advocacy-discuss.

Thursday Apr 09, 2009

Cluster and CommunityOne in SF

The first Open High Availability Cluster Summit will be held on May 31st in San Francisco -- right before and right next door to CommunityOne West, which is booked for June 1-3 at the Moscone Center. How convenient is that? Go to both. 

Tuesday Mar 10, 2009

OpenSolaris Community Newsletter: February 2009

Here`s the February 2009 issue of the OpenSolaris Community Newsletter. Contributions welcome.

Saturday Mar 07, 2009

OpenSolaris, ZFS, and that Orange T-Shirt

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

Tokyo OpenSolaris Study Group

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.

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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.

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Thursday Mar 05, 2009

Upcoming Events: Linux, OpenSolaris, Tokyo2Point0

There are three upcoming events in Tokyo for OpenSolaris, Linux, and Tokyo2Point0:
Should be a busy time. Stop by if you are around.
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