Sunday Jul 06, 2008
Sunday May 11, 2008
By jimgris on May 11, 2008
Monday Apr 07, 2008
By jimgris on Apr 07, 2008
Barton George interviews Ian Murdock on the upcoming release of OpenSolaris -- OpenSolaris: A Sneak Peak with Ian Murdock. In the interview, Ian walks us through a demo of the new Image Packaging System (IPS). It's so easy even I can do it. And I did. Go get the OpenSolaris Developer Preview and try it out.
I find myself going to Barton's blog more and more often these days. Lots of great clips up there.
Thursday Oct 18, 2007
By jimgris on Oct 18, 2007
Sounds very cool. All about IPS here and here.
Tuesday Oct 16, 2007
By jimgris on Oct 16, 2007
- eWeek: Project Indiana Release Brings New Package Manager
- internetnews: Sun Updates Open Source Roadmap
- InfoWorld: Sun's Project Indiana to bear fruit
- InfoWorld: Sun offers potpourri of open-source plans
For me, open source offers the opportunity for individuals to benefit as well as the entire community. Simon Phipps sums that thought in a quote in the InfoWorld article: "Contributions are given back to the community to enrich everyone, like the craft guilds of the Middle Ages, he said. 'This has been called communism by some speakers. It's been called a cancer on society by others. I would suggest to you that this is more like capitalism, it is more like a connected capitalism where people synchronize their self interests so that they are collaborating together.'"
Sunday Sep 02, 2007
By jimgris on Sep 02, 2007
It's great reading comments recognizing the OpenSolaris community. Not the technology. Not the company. But the people who make up this nascent community around the world and who have been working to build the community all along. Community building takes time. It takes time to reach critical mass. It takes time whether it happens organically or via organizational resources from companies and/or foundations. And we've been at it for a while with OpenSolaris. Four years, in fact. That's how far back the planning started. Very few people realize that and very few know the full history. But I'm excited to see the community start to move to the center of the conversation around OpenSolaris. That's really what we had planned all along.
Another interesting bit from this article is way at the end. Solaris Marketing VP, Marc Hamilton, hinted at discussions with OEMs to further expand the market for OpenSolaris technology. That, too, will help the community grow significantly -- especially when you are talking about mega deals with Intel and IBM. That's an entirely new area for OpenSolaris, and it's very cool to see coming to fruition.
So, we have a community growing not only in size with individuals contributing code and companies contributing code but also with users running the code. Growth is now occurring in all areas, and that will only increase as work progresses on the university programs, the conference programs, and the core engineering projects around SCM, DTS, install, packaging, Indiana, and many others.
Saturday Sep 01, 2007
Monday Jul 30, 2007
By jimgris on Jul 30, 2007
So, it takes getting really drunk before you'd think if putting Solaris Express (Sun's distro of OpenSolaris) or any of the other four OpenSolaris-based distros on a laptop? Oh, it's not that bad, my goodness. :) If I can install Solaris Express than that means we've made gigantic headway because I know next to nothing about Unix technology. And things are improving (here, here, here) all the time. I have Ubuntu on one of my laptops, and it's quite nice, no question about it. But being open for just 25 months, I'd say we're doing quite nicely, too. Have people forgotten that?
Great quote, though ....
- Tokyo BarCamp 2010: Photos
- BarCamp Tokyo 2010: 4 Days Away
- Photos: Tokyo Make Meeting 05 2010
- Tokyo OpenSolaris Study Group: May 2010
- Tokyo OpenSolaris Study Group 2010.04
- OpenSolaris Night Seminar 041610
- Tokyo Linux User Group 041610
- Sun Japan
- Tokyo Linux User Group 041010
- OpenSolaris DTrace @ Yokohama Linux UG
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