Thursday Sep 24, 2009
Saturday Feb 21, 2009
By Jimgris-Oracle on Feb 21, 2009
Here are some images from the four OpenSolaris sessions at the Tokyo Open Source Conference today. Also, here is a report I posted to advocacy-discuss about the event and the community in Japan. Some press here and some video here. The semi-annual conference drew over 1,500 people over two days.
Thursday Feb 19, 2009
By Jimgris-Oracle on Feb 19, 2009
There will be four OpenSolaris presentations at the Tokyo Open Source Conference on Saturday at the Nihon Denshi Technical School:
- Masafumi Ohta on the EeePC at 11 a.m.
- Takahiro Machino on the OSUM program at 11:30 a.m.
- Hisayoshi Kato on DTrace at 12 p.m.
- Reiko Saito on translation and localization at 1 p.m.
I'll be there for all three. Stop by and say hello. The OpenSolaris community will have a booth on the show floor as well. Photos to come.
Sunday Nov 16, 2008
By Jimgris-Oracle on Nov 16, 2008
Saturday Nov 15, 2008
By Jimgris-Oracle on Nov 15, 2008
Yesterday Shao-Ting and I
stopped by Hefei University of Technology to meet with some professors
and students about starting an OpenSolaris User Group. We also met with Wei Liu, Sun's Campus Ambassador at at the university. Really great day
hanging out with these guys. Shaoting and Wei talked about the OpenSolaris
distribution, and I talked about some ideas to start a user group.
More images from Shaoting here.
Friday Nov 14, 2008
By Jimgris-Oracle on Nov 14, 2008
A couple of days ago Chengzu Zhou (Ricky),
Edgar Liu, and I presented OpenSolaris to a group of graduate and
undergrad students at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)
in Hefei, which is not too far from Shanghai. I understand that USTC is in the top 10 of Chinese universities, so it was a quite pleasure to speak there. We covered the new
features in the OpenSolaris distribution, the OpenSolaris Web Stack,
and the OpenSolaris community. It was great fun for three hours. The
questions from the students were excellent and their enthusiasm was
infectious. I'm continually impressed with how much Chinese students
are interested in connecting with the West.
Friday Oct 31, 2008
By Jimgris-Oracle on Oct 31, 2008
Sunday Jun 08, 2008
By Jimgris-Oracle on Jun 08, 2008
Wednesday Jun 04, 2008
By Jimgris-Oracle on Jun 04, 2008
What we need: We are especially looking for judges now. If you are interested in getting involved in the project and helping judge entries, please send mail to awards-program at opensolaris dot org. You can also post from the awards-program Jive forum.
Monday Apr 14, 2008
By Jimgris-Oracle on Apr 14, 2008
Friday Feb 22, 2008
By Jimgris-Oracle on Feb 22, 2008
Tuesday Feb 12, 2008
Friday Feb 01, 2008
By Jimgris-Oracle on Feb 01, 2008
Monday Jan 14, 2008
By Jimgris-Oracle on Jan 14, 2008
This article articulates a trend that can only lead to one result: the further isolation of a closed network.
Sunday Jan 13, 2008
By Jimgris-Oracle on Jan 13, 2008
Very interesting article about many Japanese coming to grips with the reality that China and India are moving much, much faster, and leaving Japan behind. To compete in the future -- a global future -- Japanese education will have to change rather significantly. This piece focuses on Indian education techniques in Japan. English, computers, math, and science are big parts of it, too. Japan is absolutely a country that loves fads. But I hope this is not a fad. The more diversity and global awareness here the better.
Thursday Dec 06, 2007
By Jimgris-Oracle on Dec 06, 2007
It was great to stop by the Bangalore OpenSolaris User Group
meeting last night to meet more of the OpenSolaris Community and also a
bunch of students from Amrita University in Kerala, which is a five
hour drive south of Bangalore and a place they call "God's Country" in
India. The students tell me it's quite beautiful, and the fact that
they invited me to come down and visit was quite humbling. The students
are visiting Bangalore for the FOSS.IN conference, and they are also
participants in the Code for Freedom Contest.
Thursday Oct 18, 2007
By Jimgris-Oracle on Oct 18, 2007
The presentation yesterday went well. I was talking in a big cafeteria, so it was difficult at times to project my voice over the natural noise in the room, but in our little corner the participants seemed quite interested in OpenSolaris. The audience was a mix of Europeans, Asians, and Americans so English was the common language overall and everyone was very interactive. Also, wireless worked perfectly -- and automatically -- and the projector worked great, too. That's a big deal for me since I always have projector problems with my laptop, but all is well now. The response to OpenSolaris was also really good. I think people are starting to realize that we've done a lot of work in the past few years, and we are getting to a point where a lot of people are noticing and appreciating the effort. I don't see a tipping point yet, but we are getting closer. Perhaps in the spring when Indiana is launched.
I also had my very first experience seeing a bullet train blow through a station at jet speed. Now, riding the bullet is one thing. I've done that many times. It's nice but no big deal. But standing on the platform and watching the thing fly by 20 feet away is another thing altogether. It's extremely impressive. You can't even hear the darn thing coming till it's right under your nose. Then you hear massive sound as it tears through the air and then in a second it's gone. It's that fast. I'm not kidding. It's sort of like watching the Indy cars rip down the backstretch at Indianapolis. Very difficult to get a photo unless you know it's coming. Really wild.
Anyway, here are some pics from the trip. Special thanks to Makoto Uno at Sun for shooting many of the conference photos and to Aizu Professors Toshiaki Miyazaki, Daming Wei, and Incheon Paik for inviting me and making me feel welcome.
Flickr set here. Everything tagged Aizu here.
Friday Oct 12, 2007
By Jimgris-Oracle on Oct 12, 2007
Tuesday Oct 09, 2007
By Jimgris-Oracle on Oct 09, 2007
Tuesday Oct 02, 2007
By Jimgris-Oracle on Oct 02, 2007
According to the article, "The SunRay laboratory will provide staff and students with access to Solaris 10, Suse LINUX and Microsoft Windows." And it's also great to see comments about the importance of UNIX skills in education as well -- "It is not reasonable to expect computing graduates to be competitive upon entering the workforce if they are not equally competent in using Unix and Windows systems, said Mark Deegan, lecturer at the DIT School of Computing. "We must present students with equal opportunity to develop desktop and system administration skills on both Windows and Unix systems."
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