Thanks for all the comments. We're working on fixing the
formatting issue - apparently we can enable "autoformat", which
converts line feeds to HTML line breaks, but it needs to be set
site-wide. If you have long comments, you can always send them by
email to firstname.lastname@example.org (replacing "first" and "last" with my
name, obviously). Be sure to include whether I can post your
comments or should keep them private, and whether I should use your
name if I post them.
creating a BigAdmin forum for open source discussions, rather than using blogs.
I think the general idea of a discussion forum is a good one, but BigAdmin doesn't
really seem like the right place; it's more for technical discussions about specific
technologies. In any case, lacking a good alternative, I'd
like to use this blog as a medium for communicating (both ways) outside of "official"
channels. Obviously, when the open source project goes live
(perhaps earlier) we'll have discussion forums, mailing lists, etc..
Alan also points out an
article about open source Solaris in Fortune, discussing a letter the author received from
Jonathan Schwartz. The text of the letter is included, and may be of interest to
those wondering why we think this is a good idea for Sun, as opposed to the