Sunday Jun 08, 2008

Koreans Going After English

Some South Korean parents are so motivated to get their kids into English classes that they are willing to split up their families to do it -- For English Studies, Koreans Say Goodbye to Dad. That's just very sad. The Korean government has stated that it will start addressing the problem by hiring more English teachers. I also didn't know that there are now more than 103,000 South Korean students in the United States -- the highest population of foreign students in the country.

Thursday Mar 20, 2008

Korea: KSUN OpenSolaris Conference

There will be an OpenSolaris conference in Korea on March 29th in the Seoul Coex Grand Conference Room 401 & 402. Four tracks are planned:
  • Virtualization: Solaris Containers - SungMoo Kim (KSUN), xVM introduction - Seok Kim (KSUN), LDOM - Ji Hwang Kim (Sun Korea).
  • Developer: DTrace for Java - Jay Lee (KSUN), Sun Studio 12 - Il Ho Kim (Sun Korea), Open NAS (ZFS) - Dong hoon Keum (KSUN)
  • Securiy: Solaris Trusted Extension (Sun Korea), System Hardening (JASS, IP Filter)
  • Web 2.0: SAMP + Web Server Optimization - Ho Seok Jo (KSUN), NetBeans + Ruby - Soo Yeol Yang (Java Champion)
Thanks to Jay Lee from the Korea OpenSolaris User Group for the info.

Tuesday Jan 29, 2008

China and Korea Coming to Japan

Chinese flock to Japan in tourism boom: "The number of Chinese visitors to Japan exceeded the number of Americans for the first time in 2007, data published on Monday showed, highlighting a boom in regional tourism fuelled by Asia’s growing wealth ...  South Koreans remained the most numerous visitors at 2.6m, up 22 per cent from 2006, followed by Taiwanese at 1.39m. Mainland Chinese were third, followed by visitors from the US, Hong Kong and Australia." -- Financial Times

Cool. The more diversity here the better.

Monday Jan 14, 2008

A Closed Network

Decline in Japanese students abroad cause for concern -- "As the number of Japanese students in the United States decreases, the number of Chinese, South Korean and Indian students is surging." -- Kyodo News

This article articulates a trend that can only lead to one result: the further isolation of a closed network.

Wednesday Dec 05, 2007

Korea OpenSolaris Portal Opens

This is great news. The OpenSolaris Community in Korea opened their portal today: http://kr.opensolaris.org. The Korea Portal is part of the OpenSolaris Country Portal Project, which is an effort to translate the content on opensolaris.org. We now have 12 portals: Brazil, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Spain. These are all nascent but important efforts to build community across language barriers. Portal conversations take place within the Internationalization and Localization Community Group on the i18n-discuss mail list.

Friday Sep 28, 2007

Open Source for Better Security

Quote: Asia finds security in open source: "Better security protection tops the list of buying criteria for open source software, reveals a new study conducted on Australia, China, India and Korea." -- ZDNet Asia

This is really excellent. I remember when the anti open source forces were trying to convince everyone that proprietary software was more secure. The message failed. Times change.

Wednesday Sep 26, 2007

Korea Portal

I'm looking for someone to take the lead on the OpenSolaris Korea Portal. If you are interested in getting involved, ping i18n-discuss. Basic portal info here.

Monday Jul 09, 2007

Japan: "A Clear Standout"

Asia's Skyscraper Economies Hit a Glass Ceiling: "These should be heady days in Tokyo. One reminder of that came in a recent survey by the Economist Group, which declared Japan the world's most innovative nation. The rankings were calculated by comparing the number of patents per million of population for 82 nations. Japan was a clear standout. Yet China is getting most of the attention in Asia, followed closely by India. Japan needs to work harder to remind investors it's recovering, something to which Asia's traditional growth engine isn't accustomed. Tokyo is a cautionary tale. It boasts some of the best infrastructure anywhere, globally dominant companies, a highly educated labor force and prints Asia's only truly international currency. Yet Japan's failure to internationalize its markets means its appeal trails that of Hong Kong, Singapore and Seoul." -- William Pesek, Bloomberg

That summary seems pretty accurate from almost everything I've heard about the business of Japan. Very interesting piece in Bloomberg here. Some Asian markets are booming, but there are just as many warning signs for challenges ahead -- and most seem to be focused on Japan. The study that Pesek refers to is from the Economist Intelligence Unit and concludes in part that "Japan, Switzerland, the US, and Sweden are the world’s top four innovators among the 82 economies."

Thursday Jun 28, 2007

Leaving Asia Behind?

Interesting article in the reg about cultural issues dividing open source communities. Here's the article (in bold) and my comments spread throughout:


Open source 'leaving Asia behind'
By Bryan Betts
Novell veep warns of collaborative culture clash

The open source community risks leaving Asian users and developers behind,


I think that's probably a bit of an over statement, don't you? It's clear that Asia in general is behind the West in this area, but who the heck is racing? Now that open source has gone mainstream in many Western markets, some of the leaders in some of the communities are starting to sound like this all happened over night (and by implication others are "behind"). It didn't. It took decades even in the supposedly more enlightened West. Also, I bet some Asian communities come up to speed on open source faster than some in the West realize, and I bet these new Asian communities will start to express open source development methodologies in different and interesting ways. So much of the rhetoric from the U.S. and Europe is like this, though. It's patronizing. Many times it's not intended as such, but it is nonetheless.


thanks to cultural differences


This is true. And these differences are nothing short of gigantic -- especially comparing East Asia with the West. And then when you add language to that mix, it only magnifies the challenge. It's huge. However, with some focused effort, these differences can be mitigated to a certain degree. It takes time, though, and you have to want to overcome the problem and find the middle ground. I find a lot of people on both sides generally pretty ignorant about the issue, though. In other words, a lot of people see communication issues as relatively minor, when in reality I think it's so much bigger than anyone realizes. Also, many people on both sides can appear totally genuine, but it's clear that they are oftentimes locked behind cultural and/or language walls -- East or West -- and can't really see the other guy's perspective.


and western business's tendency to treat programmers there as code monkeys rather than software designers, a senior Novell staffer has warned.

Kurt Garloff, the company's global product opportunities veep, said that while open source communities regard criticism as constructive, others see it as insulting. Speaking at the start of the company's Hackweek in Germany, he argued that software companies need to find ways to mitigate the sometimes confrontational nature of open source development, if Asian developers are not to be excluded.


I have many examples of people from Korea, Japan, and China who view the OpenSolaris community as too hostile to engage with. Others here have said the same about some parts of the Linux community in the U.S. Some of this is true, of course, but some of it is an over-reaction as well. So, I'd generally agree with this point. Though I must admit, I've never heard the term "code monkey" before. It doesn't surprise me, though.

But even when you remove obviously bad behavior, the larger -- and much more important -- issue is that some of these cultures simply communicate differently. And very differently at that. It really is that simple. And hard. The West can't expect the East to adopt the open source culture from San Francisco or Portland or somewhere, and the East has to open up to new ways of communicating online as well. There is more than enough room for both sides to move to the center.


"If you look at the open source mailing lists to see where the posts come from, it is almost exclusively white males, from Europe, including Eastern Europe and Russia now, and North America, plus some from South America," he said.


Sure. I agree. But there are other lists here in Asia where various Asian communities communicate quite well. We have to stop thinking about "the open source mailing lists" as one set of lists. There are many sets of lists for many communities and they are spread out all over the world. Also, the implication here is that there is one open source community. There isn't. The open source "community" is actually a community of communities. And although open source types recognize that obvious fact, they don't then factor in open source communities of communities across cultural and language barriers. Also, the very terms "open source" and "free" and "community" may mean something in Boston but I'm not sure it means quite the same thing in Tokyo or Beijing. In fact, I rarely talk about "community" here like I used to talk about it in San Francisco. Concepts change when expressed in different languages. Sometimes dramatically.


"The absence of countries such as Japan is striking.


Why is this striking? It's easily explained, actually, but the statement itself demonstrates a clear lack of knowledge about the Japanese market and culture. Look, some aspects of Japanese business are so utterly closed they make Microsoft look open. No question about it. There is a lot of old and traditional companies here. But guess what: there are a lot of traditionalists in London, New York, Los Angeles and even in the oh-so-too-cool San Francisco Bay Area. Also, I'm starting to get to know some of the guys in the Mozilla, Linux, Ruby, and PostgreSQL communities here in Tokyo, and they are remarkably open even by the artificially imposed Western standards. I still think they can be better connected to the West, but at least some of these communities demonstrate that Japan is not as monolithic as it may appear from the outside. In fact, the Ruby conference here recently literally blew me away and surely ranks right up there with the very best open source conferences I've ever seen. It was clearly a community event. But I've seen the other extreme as well. If you show up in Tokyo or Seoul or Beijing and do some sort of controlled corporate event, then sure, all the cool guys go away or get quiet. This is a predictable as the sun rising, by the way.


"Open feedback is OK culturally in Western Europe but a big problem in Japan - for example, open criticism can be seen there as a big shame on you. I do hope it doesn't keep them on the margins of open source - we are trying to create awareness of these issues."


Yah, that "shame" bit is so overblown. Someone is reading too many old sociality textbooks from the 1950s. Just like the myth of "the Japanese (and Chinese and Koreans) don't ask questions at conferences. These are all generalizations that get in the way of understanding.

Sure, many of the gigantic Japanese companies are conservative and pretty traditional places. But the radicals and innovators are out there, and they are happy to engage. Finding them takes a little effort, though. At Sun, some of the guys here put on a monthly event called Developers' Lounge. At first glance it's just a party, but when you hang out longer you find that it's an amazing communications mechanism. Lots of communities from Tokyo all gather in this little club and drink and eat and swap stories and basically do as series of rapid-fire lightening talks about projects they are working on. Very simple. But every time I go there I have the impression I'm at OSCON or something. No difference. Other than it's in Japanese. And it ends on time, too. :) Ruby gave me this exact same impression.

So, there are clear examples to contradict some of the thoughts in this article, but I think that the scale of the communities in the West are so much larger that we can't even see the guys in the East. In terms of scale, I bet India and China change that. Not in the short term, but over the longer term. Also, the last time I was in China some reporters were asking me how China can contribute to open source. I said I have no clue. Who am I, I thought. You tell me. You know best. The only thing I can say is to learn what the West has done and then express that in a Chinese way and take the concepts to new levels. But don't just follow the Americans or the Europeans because they were first. Do something different with what's already been done and let the West learn from that. And around we go. Seems to me that would be a great contribution. Same goes for Japan. Same for Korea. India. Etc.


He suggested that while Asian cultures are evolving and opening up to constructive criticism, one option for now might be for open source companies to create less free-wheeling and more protected environments for would-be developers to collaborate in.

"The second angle is that the open source community needs to adapt and become less confrontational," he said, adding that the language of on-line discussion can discourage western newcomers as well.


I agree with this. Although I live in Tokyo, I was born in New York and the rhetoric I see in many Western open source communities is a total turn off. This "open constructive criticism" bit is not a license to be obnoxious or rude or to attack people online. Yet I see it every day and people keep saying its ok. It's not.

The previous point, however, I don't agree with at all. The bit about creating "less free-wheeling and more protected environments" and all that. That's so overtly patronizing I can't believe it was even suggested. The West should be less confrontational not to better engage with the East but because it's simply the right thing to do to engage with everyone. And I hope Asian communities reject the idea of being protected. It's silly. Instead, why not try understanding the Asian communities. Why not even try to facilitate the creation of new Asia-specific communities (whatever technology, whatever country) where people interact in their own way, not in some manufactured and protected American or European way. And then why not create connections to those communities, so entire communities can interact via specific people who are bilingual and who understand the cultural differences? This already happens today, by the way.


"In countries such as India and China there's an additional problem," he continued. "Their education system trains them to do software manufacturing - the straightforward but tedious work of implementing specifications - rather than software engineering, and that's how western outsourcers use them.


I'm not sure about India in this case. I've heard otherwise, actually, but I'm not really that aware of the India market. I hope to change that this year, though. However, I think this is probably more true of Japan and China. And it's tough to even compare Japan, Korea, and China due to the differences in scale, language, and culture. I just don't know very much about the universities in these areas, but these points are critical so I'm looking forward to getting involved.


"Software engineering is an art, it's a fundamentally different mindset to software manufacturing."


Ah, yes the "art" bit. Therefore, the implication is, it's better. Perhaps. I'm not convinced. I have heard this from time to time from Japanese and American/European developers and administrators here, but I really have no direct knowledge about it yet.


He added, "I can certainly see people being afraid of the low-cost economies, but the bigger loss is for the whole world, if it doesn't use developers from all cultures to develop code."


I'm not sure what the "afraid of low-cost economies" is all about, but all this makes my life quite interesting right about now.  Fascinating issues. And issues that will not go away any time soon. In fact, as open source engineering and community development methodologies grows into new areas, it will be really interesting to see how new people implement the concepts. It will be just as interesting to see all the new leaders emerge, too ...

Thursday May 24, 2007

OpenSolaris Principles

I often talk (here, here) about the value of the OpenSolaris Community Principles, and thanks to the Country Portal Project we now have the principles expressed in a few different languages around the world. When we started the portal project, we offered each portal team a certain number of pages to translate initially so each portal would open with basically the same information. Over time, however, we want each portal to grow in ways specific to each region. But as the portals diversify, we'd also like to keep some things consistent across all regions -- The Principles being one of those obvious items.



In English
...

Project Overview: Our principles
  • The project will evolve in full view of the world. By opening our code, processes, documentation, and historical information to everyone, we offer a real opportunity for others to join our community and contribute from an equal footing. Technical information will be withheld if there are legal restrictions, never because it is incomplete or of poor quality.
  • We will be inclusive. Proposals will be evaluated based on technical merit and consistency with overarching design goals, constraints, and requirements.
  • We will be respectful and honest. Developers and users have the right to be treated with respect. We do not make ad hominem attacks, and we encourage constructive criticism. Our commitment to civil discourse allows new users and contributors with contrarian ideas an opportunity to be heard without intimidation.
  • Quality is always a top priority. The OpenSolaris project will continue the long tradition of quality engineering established by the Solaris Operating System (OS).
  • We are independent. Decisions within the project are made independently from those concerning Sun's business. Sun's management controls the business aspects of the Solaris product, but will not exert undue influence within the OpenSolaris community.



From Japan ...


プロジェクトの概要: 基本方針
  • プロジェクトはすべての人々に開かれている ― このプロジェクトは、コードやプロセス、ドキュメント、履歴情報を一般に公開することによって、だれもが対等の立場から貢献できる機会を提供するもので す。法的な制約のために技術情報の提供を差し控える場合がありますが、情報が不完全である、または情報の質が劣るということを理由に提供を差し控えること はありません。
  • 包括的である ― いかなる提案も、全体的な設計目標や制約、要件との整合性や技術的なメリットに基づいて評価されます。
  • 謙虚、かつ誠実である ― 開発者やユーザには、尊重されるべき権利があります。われわれは、個人的な攻撃を行いませんが、建設的な批判は歓迎します。ここでは社会的秩序に則ったや りとりが保証されているため、反対の考えをもつ新しいユーザや関係者でも躊躇せずに意見を述べることができます。
  • 品質がすべてに優先する ― OpenSolaris プロジェクトは、Solaris オペレーティング・システム (OS) によって確立された高品質のエンジニアリングの伝統を受け継ぎます。
  • 独立している ― プロジェクト内の意思決定は、Sun のビジネス関係者から独立して行われます。Sun の管理者は Solaris 製品のビジネス面を統括するだけであり、OpenSolaris コミュニティ内で不当な権力を行使することはありません。



From Poland ...


Przegląd projektu: Nasze zasady
  • Projekt będzie rozwijał się na oczach świata. Otwierając źródła, procesy, dokumentację oraz historyczne informacje dla każdego, wręczamy możliwość przyłączenia się do społeczności OpenSolarisa. Wstrzymujemy się z ujawnieniem technicznych informacji w wyniku restrykcji wynikających z warunków licencji, ale nigdy z racji niekompletności lub niskiej jakości.
  • Jesteśmy otwarci. Propozycje będą oceniane na podstawie technicznych wartości i spójności projektu z uwzględnieniem założeń projektowych, ograniczeń oraz wymagań.
  • Szacunek i uczciwość. Deweloperzy i użytkownicy powinni być traktowani z szacunkiem. Nie atakujemy ludzi i zachęcamy do konstruktywnego krytycyzmu. Zobowiązujemy się dać możliwość bycia wysłuchanym nowym użytkownikom z odmiennymi koncepcjami.
  • Jakość jest zawsze najważniejsza. Projekt OpenSolaris kontynuuje długą tradycję bardzo dobrej jakości utrzymanej przez system operacyjny Solaris.
  • Jesteśmy niezależni. Kierownictwo Suna bierze pod uwagę interesy związane z produktem jakim jest Solaris, lecz zobowiązuje się nie wywierać wpływu na społeczności OpenSolarisa. Decyzje, które podejmujemy są zatem niezależne.



From China ...

项目概况: 我们的原则
  • 项目将会 吸引世界的所有目光。通过开放我们的代码、过程、文档和历史信息,我们给其他人提供了���个真正的机会���公平的参与我们的社区并贡献其 中。如 果存在法律约束,技术方面的信息会被保留,绝不会因为它未完成或尚未完善的质量而被泄露出去。

  • 我们将会 包含其中。对一个提案的评估,我们会从技术的价值和一致性对设计目标、局限性和需求的覆盖等方面来进行。

  • 我们会负 责并诚实。开发者和使用者都有权利面对责任问题。我们不会制造个人攻 击,我们鼓励有建设性的批评。我们承诺允许所有持相反意见的新的使用者和贡献者,在不受威胁的条件下听到内部讨论。

  • 质量永远 第一。OpenSolaris项目会一如既往的秉承由Solaris操作系统制定的的质量工程的传统。

  • 我们是独 立的。项目内部的决策制定是独立于Sun的商业运作的。Sun的管理控制了Solaris生 产方面的事物,但不会对OpenSolaris社区施加什么不适当的影响。




From France ...

Vue d'ensemble du projet: Nos principes
  • Le projet évoluera au vu et au su du monde entier. En ouvrant notre code, nos processus, notre documentation, et notre information historique à tout le monde, nous offrons réellement à chacun la possibilité de rejoindre notre communauté et de contribuer, sur un pied d'égalité. L'information technique ne sera retenue que si des raisons légales l'exigent et en aucun cas parce qu'elle serait incomplète ou de mauvaise qualité.
  • Nous serons ouverts. Les propositions seront évaluées sur des critères techniques et de conformité avec les pré-requis, contraintes et objectifs d'architecture globale.
  • Nous serons respectueux et honnêtes. Les développeurs et les utilisateurs ont le droit d'être traités avec respect. Nous ne faisons aucune attaque ad hominem, et nous encourageons les critiques constructives. Notre engagement à un discours courtois permet aux nouveaux utilisateurs et contributeurs de faire entendre leurs idées différentes, sans être intimidés.
  • La qualité est toujours la priorité maximale. Le projet OpenSolaris continuera la longue tradition d'ingéniérie de qualité établie par le système d'exploitation Solaris.
  • Nous sommes indépendants. Les décisions au sein du projet sont prises indépendamment de celles concernant les affaires de Sun. La direction de Sun contrôle le produit Solaris, mais n'exercera pas d'influence indésirable sur la communauté OpenSolaris.



From India ...

परियोजना सिंहावलोकन: हमारा मूल तत्व
  • ये परियोजन पूरी दुनिया कि दृष्टि में सुलझ जाएगा हर एक को हमारे कोड, क्रिया, प्रलेखीकरण और ऐतिहासिक जानकारी के द्वारा, हम दूस्रोंको हमारा  समुदाय में सम्मिलन होने का  असली  मौका देते हैंहर एक को हमारे कोड, क्रिया, प्रलेखीकरण और ऐतिहासिक जानकारी के द्वारा, हम दूस्रों को हमारा  समुदाय में सम्मिलन होने का  असली  मौका देते हैं। अगर वहां कोई कानून सीमा बंधन हैतो टेक्नीकल  जानकारियों को रोक दिया जाएगा, लेकिन इसलिये नहीं कि ये अपर्याप्त है या ये  ग़रीब गुणता कि है
  • हम सम्मिलित रहेंग प्रस्ताव को पारिभाषिक योग्यत और लटके रहने का नमूना, कमी और ज़रूरत से भरा अनुरूपता  से मूल्यांकन किया जाएगा
  • हम आदरकार और ईमानदार रहेंगे डेवलपर और उपयोगकर्तावों का गोव्राव से व्यवहार करवाने का हक बनता हैहम ad hominem धाव नहीं करते हैं, और हम रचनात्मक  आलोचनावों का उत्साहित करते हैं। वचनबद्धता ओर  हमारी सभ्य संभाषण विचार नए उपयोगकर्त और सहयोगीयों को बिना सूचन के मौका को सुनाने के लिए मुजरा करती है
  • गुणवत्ता ही हमेशा उच्च प्राथमिकता है सोलारिस प्रचालन तंत्र(एस) से प्रमाणित हुवा ओपेंसोलारिस गुनात्व इंजीनीयरिंग कि लंबी परम्परा को आगे बढ़ायेगी
  • हम  स्वतंत्र है परियोजना के अन्दर का फैसला के व्यवहारों से स्वतंत्र होता है का प्रबंधन सोलारिस का व्यवहार अभिमुखता को नियांथ्रिथ कराती है, लेकिन सोलारिस समुदाय के अन्दर अनुचित उद्योग असर नहीं कराती है



From Spain ...

Visión del proyecto: Nuestros pricipios
  • El proyecto evolucionará de forma visible a todo el mundo. Abriendo nuestro código, procesos, documentación e información histórica a todos, ofrecemos una oportunidad real para que otros se unan a nuestra comunidad y contribuyan desde una misma posición en esta carrera. La información técnica será retenida si hay restricciones legales, pero nunca si está incompleta o es baja calidad.
  • Somos gregarios. Las propuestas serán evaluadas desde el punto de vista de los méritos y contenidos técnicos; teniendo en cuenta su diseño, restriciones y requerimientos.
  • Somos respetuosos y honestos. Desarrolladores y usuarios tendran todos los derechos para ser tratados con todo respeto. No realizaremos ataques humanos, y promoveremos las criticas constructivas. Nuestro compromiso permite a los nuevos usuarios y aportadores de ideas incorformistas la oportunidad para ser escuchados sin ninguntipo de intimidacion.
  • La calidad es siempre la maxima prioridad. El proyecto OpenSolaris continuara la larga tradicion de calidad en su ingenieria fijada por el sistema operativo Solaris (OS).
  • Somos independientes. Las decisiones dentro del proyecto son realizadas indepenientemente del negocio de Sun. La gestión de Sun unicamente controlará los aspectos de Solaris como producto, pero nunca ejercerá influencias impropias dentro de la comunidad OpenSolaris.



From Mexico ...

Visiòn del Proyecto: Nuestros principios
  • El proyecto evolucionará de forma visible a todo el mundo. Abriendo nuestro código, procesos, documentación e información histórica a todos, ofrecemos una oportunidad real para que otros se unan a nuestra comunidad y contribuyan desde una misma posición en esta carrera. La información técnica será retenida si hay restricciones legales, pero nunca si está incompleta o es baja calidad.
  • Somos inclusivos. Las propuestas serán evaluadas desde el punto de vista de los méritos y contenidos técnicos; teniendo en cuenta su diseño, restriciones y requerimientos.
  • Somos respetuosos y honestos. Desarrolladores y usuarios tendran todos los derechos para ser tratados con todo respeto. No realizaremos ataques humanos, y promoveremos las criticas constructivas. Nuestro compromiso permite a los nuevos usuarios y aportadores de ideas incorformistas la oportunidad para ser escuchados sin ningun tipo de intimidaciòn.
  • La calidad es siempre la maxima prioridad. El proyecto OpenSolaris continuara la larga tradiciòn de calidad en su ingenieria fijada por el sistema operativo Solaris (OS).
  • Somos independientes. Las decisiones dentro del proyecto son realizadas independientemente del negocio de Sun. La gestión de Sun unicamente controlará los aspectos de Solaris como producto, pero nunca ejercerá influencias impropias dentro de la comunidad OpenSolaris.



From Brazil ...

Visão Geral do Projeto
: Nossos princípios

  • O projeto evoluirá em plena vista do mundo. Ao abrir o nosso código, processos, documentações e informações históricas a todos, nós oferecemos uma oportunidade real para que outros entrem em nossa comunidade e contribuam de igual para igual. Informações técnicas serão omitidas se houver motivos legais, nunca por estarem incompletas ou por serem de baixa qualidade.
  • Nós seremos inclusivos. Propostas serão avaliadas com base no seu mérito técnico e consistência com metas abrangentes de design, restrições e requerimentos.
  • Nós seremos respeitosos e honestos. Desenvolvedores e usuários tem o direito de serem tratados com respeito. Nós não praticamos ataques pessoais e encorajamos criticas construtivas. Nosso comprometimento com o discurso civil permite que novos usuários e contribuidores com idéias contrárias tenham uma oportunidade de serem ouvidos sem intimidação.
  • Qualidade é sempre alta prioridade. O projeto OpenSolaris continuará a longa tradição de engenharia de qualidade estabelecida pelo Sistema Operacional Solaris.
  • Nós somos independentes. Decisões internas ao projeto são tomadas independentemente daquelas que dizem respeito a negócios da Sun. A gerência da Sun controla o lado dos negócios do produto Solaris, mas nunca exercerá influencia indevida dentro da comunidade OpenSolaris.



From Germany ...

Projektüberblick: Grundsätze
  • Die Weiterentwicklung des Projektes erfolgt unter den Augen der Öffentlichkeit. Durch die Öffnung des Quelltextes, der Prozesse, Dokumentation und Projekthistorie bieten wir die Gelegenheit unserer Gemeinschaft als gleichwertiges Mitglied beizutreten und zum Projekterfolg beizutragen. Technische Informationen werden nur zurückgehalten wenn rechtliche Maßgaben das erfordern, jedoch nicht wenn sie nur unvollständig oder von schlechter Qualität sind.
  • Das Projekt ist offen. Vorschläge werden auf technischer Grundlage und entsprechend ihrer Übereinstimmung mit der Systemarchitektur bzw. anderen übergeordneten Beschränkungen und Anforderungen bewertet.
  • Wir agieren respektvoll und ehrlich. Entwickler und Anwender haben das Recht mit Respekt behandelt zu werden. Persönliche Angriffe sind zu unterlassen, wir ermutigen konstruktive Kritik. Unser Bekenntnis zu einem höflichen Umgang erlaubt es neuen Mitgliedern und Anwendern auch kontroverse Ideen vorzubringen.
  • Qualität hat oberste Priorität. Qualität hat eine lange Tradition beim Solaris Betriebssystem. Das OpenSolaris Projekt ist dieser Tradition verpflichtet.
  • Das Projekt ist unabhängig. Entscheidungen werden unabhängig von Suns Geschäftsanforderungen getroffen. Sun kontrolliert den geschäftlichen Aspekt des Solaris Produktes, wird aber keinen unangemessenen Einfluss auf die OpenSolaris Gemeinschaft ausüben.



From Russia ...

О проекте: Наши принципы
  • Проект будет развиваться на глазах у всего мира. Открывая наш код, процессы, документацию и историческую информацию для каждого, мы предлагаем всем реальную возможность присоединиться к нашему сообществу и пополнять проект на равных условиях. Техническая информация не будет раскрываться только при наличии юридических ограничений, но не потому что она неполная или низкого качества.
  • Мы будем учитывать все мнения. Предложения будут оцениваться только по их техническим достоинствам и соответствию общим принципам дизайна, ограничениям и требованиям.
  • Мы будем почтительными и честными. Разработчики и пользователи имеют право на почтительное отношение. Мы не переходим на личности и поощряем конструктивную критику. Наша приверженность цивилизованному дискурсу даст новым пользователям и участникам проекта, думающим не так, как другие, возможность быть услышанными без страха.
  • Качество - наш высший приоритет. Проект OpenSolaris продолжит давние традиции качественной инженерии, заданные операционной системой (ОС) Solaris.
  • Мы независимы. Решения внутри проекта принимаются независимо от решений, касающихся бизнеса компании Sun. Менеджмент компании Sun контролирует бизнес-аспекты продукта Solaris, но не будет оказывать недолжное влияние на сообщество OpenSolaris.



From Czech Republic ...

Přehled o projektu
: Naše principy
  • Tento projekt bude vyvíjen zcela otevřeně. Otevřením našeho zdrojového kódu, procesů, dokumentace a historických informací nabízíme každému reálnou příležitost, aby se spojil s komunitou a přispíval z rovnocenné pozice. Technické informace nebudou poskytnuty pouze kvůli zákonným omezením, nikoliv pro nekompletnost nebo špatnou kvalitu.
  • Budeme objektivní. Návrhy budou vyhodnoceny podle technických aspektů, konzistence a s přihlédnutím k vytyčeným cílům, omezením a nárokům.
  • Budeme zdvořilí a čestní. Vývojáři a uživatelé mají právo, aby s nimi bylo zacházeno s respektem. Neděláme osobní útoky a podporujeme konstruktivní kritiku. Náš závazek k zdvořilým rozpravám zaručuje novým uživatelům a přispěvatelům s jinými názory bezproblémové vyslechnutí.
  • Kvalita je vždy nejvyšší prioritou. OpenSolaris projekt bude pokračovat v dlouhé tradici kvalitní inženýrské práce zavedené operačním systémem Solaris.
  • Jsme nezávislí. Rozhodnutí uvnitř projektu jsou nezávislá na obchodních záležitostech společnosti Sun. Sun management řídí obchodní aspekty Solaris produktů, ale neuplatňuje vliv uvnitř komunity OpenSolarisu.




From Korea ...


프로젝트 개요
: 기본 철학
  • 프로젝트는 외부에 완벽히 공개된 체 발전해 나갈 것입니다. 소스 코드와 프로세스, 문서와 기존의 모든 정보들을 공개 함으로써 다른 사람들이 커뮤니티에 참여하고 기여할 수 있는 진정한 기회를 제공하려고 합니다. 기술적인 정보의 공개는 법적인 제약으로 인해 보류 될 수 있고 수준이 낮거나 불완벽한 것들은 공개되지 않을 것입니다.
  • 모든 사람들에게 열려있을 것입니다. 제안사항들은 기술적인 메리트와 전체 디자인 목적, 그리고 제약사항 및 요구사항에 영향을 미칠 수 있는 일관성 이라는 관점에서 검토 될 것입니다.
  • 모든 사람들을 존경할 것이고 정직할 것입니다. 개발자들과 사용자들은 대우받을 권리가 있습니다. 우리들은 어떠한 종류의 인신공격도 하지 않을 것이고 건설적인 비평을 장려합니다. 사회적인 토론에 대한 공약을 통해서 새로운 유저들과 공헌자들이 어떠한 종류의 압력 없이 반대 의견을 낼 수 있는 기회를 제공받을 것입니다.
  • 품질은 항상 최상위의 우선순위 입니다. OpenSolaris 프로젝트는 Solaris 운영체제에 의해 오랫동안 유지되어 왔던 고품질의 엔지니어링 전통을 계속해서 이어나갈 것입니다.
  • 독립적입니다. 프로젝트에 관한 결정은 Sun의 비지니스와 관계된 사람들과는 완전히 독립적으로 이루어집니다. Sun의 매니지먼트는 Solaris 제품의 비지니스적인 측면을 조종하지만 OpenSolaris 커뮤니티에 어떠한 영향도 미치지 않을 것입니다.



Friday Nov 10, 2006

OpenSolaris in Korea 142 Photos

I just got back from OpenSolaris Day at Sun's Tech Days Conference in Korea. I took a few pics, as you can see. I'm lucky I got these. I think my little G2 is on it's last legs.

Anyway, it was great to see the Tech Days team again (thanks for the book, Frank!) and to meet the Sun Korean team as well as the many developers who attended the conference. It was a successful day of events for sure. There's certainly a lot of interest in Solaris and OpenSolaris in Korea. There were more than 210 developers and administrators who attended OpenSolaris Day. The OpenSolaris Day World Tour is a day of OpenSolaris tagged on to the main Sun Tech Days conference tour. The conference itself is much bigger, of course, and includes lots of technical sessions on Solaris and Java.

At the end of OpenSolaris Day, we held a drawing for a free Ultra 20, which was great fun. The winner was Park Jeong Hwan, an engineer from ZUVIX Technology. Congratulations!



Monday Nov 06, 2006

Korea Takes #5

I just checked the OpenSolaris Jive discussion forum hit numbers, and Korea climbed into 5th place last week. That's just for last week, though, it's not a total number since opening. But anyway, here are the top five:

1.  United States  U.S.
2.  China  China
3.  United Kingdom  U.K.
4.  Germany  Germany
5.  Korea, Republic of  Korea

Obviously, activity is increasing around preparations for OpenSolaris Day and the Solaris track at Tech Days in Seoul this week. However, in terms of forum hits, this is the first time that Korea has broken into the top five. Excellent news. We'll see how long they can hold that position.

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