The impression of the OpenSolaris Developers summit 2007 (1)
By pengyang on Oct 25, 2007
As I've mentioned in the previous post, the OpenSolaris developers summit was held in a beautiful city along the sea -- Santa Cruz, Oct. 13 to Oct. 14. I'm really lucky to be there because it's the first time that OpenSolaris community organized this event. It seems that there were some kind of pressures/doubts around before the beginning of the summit. But I want to say: The summit is a big success. It brought the happiness memory of the Firefox summit 2006 back to my mind. This is just what I feel an open source community should be, to connect people in an easy atmosphere.
University of California, Santa Cruz is another branch for UC, just like UC Berkeley, UCLA. It's located on the mountain area, seems to be the northwest part of Santa Cruz, with trees surrounding different buildings and some deers wandering on the road. The temperature is low in the morning and evening. I had to stand close to the heater at that time. But when sun goes up and shines in the sky. We could feel the warm immediately. Baskin Engineering 2 building is the place where we had the summit.
One thing amazing to me is that so many people in the states live in the mountain area, and stay far from each other. At the same time, they could enjoy the life with the supply of transportation(self own car), power, water... Maybe it's just because that I've got use to the situation that people live close to each other. And this is just so different.