Using Open Solaris in Teaching Computer Science

One of the things that we've been thinking about with the release of Open Solaris is that we would like to see more use within Universities, both from a teaching and user standpoint; specifically within Computer Science.

Going back to V6 Unix, John Lions' book was all about how Unix did things and explaining the source. This kind of thing may be an interesting starting point.

I'd be very interested in hearing some comments on what folks think that we would need to do to encourage this kind of thing.

One of the things that I thought of would be to provide some focus on how we address various O/S type issues and challenges that were faced and had to be dealt with in the implementation (dtrace and the slab allocater spring to mind).

Maybe we could do more things like the Dtrace challenge that was run last year.

How do you think we should encourage folks to start playing with either Solaris or Open Solaris?

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