I went to the Tokyo Open Source Conference
today. This is a semi-annual, two day event usually drawing about 2,000
attendees and people from open source communities around Japan.
The OpenSolaris community was there, of course, with some
engineers and a community presentation from Masafumi Ohta on his EeePC work. I also had the great opportunity to meet Joe Brockmeier
and some community members from openSUSE. Joe presented about the
openSUSE community, its history and governance, and some of the new
technologies coming out in the next release of the distribution. Very
cool. And, of course, I walked around meeting other people and taking
pictures. Great fun.
What Sun's OpenSolaris Means For Open Source:
"Solaris ought to become as important and disciplined a force in the
open-source community as folks like Red Hat and SuSE have been -- and,
arguably, even more so." -- Serdar Yegulalp, InformationWeek