Thursday May 07, 2009
Monday Sep 01, 2008
By jimgris on Sep 01, 2008
Cool to see Jürgen Keil, Rainer Orth, and Peter Tribble profiled on the front page of opensolairs.org this week. More names and more contributions to the OS/Net consolidation are listed here. Actually, there are probably a couple of consolidations on that list now, but the point is that most of those contributions are to the ON consolidation. There are other projects with gates outside that have been taking contributions all along as well, but you have to go digging into the project list to find them. We're getting there. Slowly but surely. Over time we will pull all these pieces together so it will be much easier to conribute and to also see who is already contributing. Anyway, more front page features archived here.
Wednesday Aug 06, 2008
By jimgris on Aug 06, 2008
Monday Jul 28, 2008
By jimgris on Jul 28, 2008
Thursday Nov 29, 2007
By jimgris on Nov 29, 2007
Monday Nov 19, 2007
By jimgris on Nov 19, 2007
I'll be going to FOSS.IN this year for my first trip to India. Getting a Visa is proving to be quite an experience. I was rejected initially due to "not enough empty pages" in my passport. Excuse me? I guess three empty pages is not enough. But two quick trips to the American Embassy in Tokyo, and I now have 24 shinny new pages stuffed in there. I hope that's enough. I'll know for sure a few days, but I think I'm fine.
Anyway, if I get to Bangalore, I'll be doing a talk about contributing to OpenSolaris. This is an issue that comes up from time to time on the OpenSolaris lists. Sometimes it's a source of genuine confusion, sometimes it's bitterly complained about, sometimes it's praised, and sometimes it's just totally ignored and neglected. At the very least, we need to do a better job documenting how to contribute and pointing to those who are already contributing -- whether they are contributing on opensolaris.org or at other OpenSolaris-related venues around the world. So I thought I'd start writing a presentation about it, which I'll expand into some documents for the website. The talk at FOSS.IN will be a first attempt at this.
In general, there's no single entry point for contributing to OpenSolaris, and there's no single document explaining it all, either. Everything is conveniently spread out among dozens of locations -- Community Groups, Projects, User Groups, mail lists, and personal hard drives. It's all over the place. Plus, the project is still opening, so although most of the code is open now some of the core infrastructure isn't and that makes contributing harder for some. Then there are all the processes and governance and cultural issues to deal with. And then there are the flamers. It can be daunting for those just stopping by to check us out. But despite all that, people are getting involved, community code is getting integrated, and people are contributing in a variety of ways. And we are learning. So, that's what I'll try to talk about, along with a bunch of stories and politics along the way I'm sure.
By the way, just an aside: looking at the FOSS.IN artwork and the emphasis of some posters on coding brings back some memories. We had a conversation a while back about taglines for OpenSolaris (for banners or t-shirts or something), and the one I liked best was this: OpenSolaris is a four letter word: C-O-D-E. It never went anywhere, but I think the C-O-D-E bit blew away all the other options at the time.
Friday Oct 12, 2007
By jimgris on Oct 12, 2007
Monday Oct 08, 2007
By jimgris on Oct 08, 2007
James C. McPherson talks about his work with Jason King "to integrate his clean-room re-implementation of libdisasm for SPARC" -- Opening up OpenSolaris just a little bit more. I really like how James concluded his post: "I expect that there will be a few follow up putbacks as people find edge cases, but the great thing about this putback is that \*you\* can make those changes if you want. You don't have to depend on Sun doing it for you. Thank you Jason -- you've helped make OpenSolaris more open."
Cool. That's also the first piece of encumbered code replaced by a contributor on OpenSolaris, and that brings us to 187 putbacks via the request-sponsor program. Very nice.
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