FOSS.in is a big developers event in India. Previously it used to be Banglinux which later renamed as FOSS.in. Sun did a platinum sponsorship for this event.
Sumitha, Vinay and Mahesh took the responsibility of doing the ground work for this event.
We planned to showcase various technologies
This was the major attraction within developers, every one were amazed with this technology people after seeing this demo have the below common question.
\* Is is part of OS or separate package ?
\* Is this technology being ported to Linux or any other Unix flavors ?
We started distributing Belenix live-CD. There were some common queries among developers
\* Does Belenix run on x86 pc ?
\* What advantages does Solaris have than linux ?
\* What are the features available one Solaris ?
\* What architectures does Solaris support ?
For people who were really interested we distributed Solaris 10 DVD's.
Some common queries about opensolaris :-
\* What licensing does this follows ?
\* Can I start modifying it ?
\* Can I strip down the kernel/utils and customize it ?
\* What's the Sun's strategy behind Opensolaris ?
People who handled various demos :-
Belenix - Myself, Moinak, Popuri, Ram and Anandth
DTrace - Pramod, Jalan, Ramesh, Kini, Sanjeev, Syed and Pavan
SMF/Zone - Vineeth, Shivani, Madhu, Ganga, Ganesh, Saif and Vivek
ZFS - Mahesh, Vidya, Kishore and Venku
Sorry if I had missed out some names... Each of our volunteers were so enthusiastic about this they worked hard to make it a grand success.
When compared to other stalls (google,hp,yahoo....) Sun stall was much crowded.
One of the stall GCI solutions were running a competition on Redhat linux. So I juz gave it a try and won the competition. Next day Alan Cox distributed prizes for winners. I got "The Mythical Man-Month" book as a prize autographed by him.
Some wins about FOSS.in
\* Solaris/OpenSolaris awareness among developers.
\* Sun stall attracted a large visitors.
\* More number of developers showed interest in Opensolaris and have signed up with BOSUG usergroup.
\* Distributed more than 1000 Belenix Cd's and arround 400 Solaris 10 DVD's.
\* India's leading newspaper The Hindu carried article about Opensolaris and Belenix.
For more info on FOSS.in visit Madhu's blog.