OS Ambassadors Spring 2007

Today was the conclusion of yet another successful OS Ambassadors conference in Menlo Park, CA. OS Ambassadors is a Sun internal program that exists to foster cross-pollination of ideas and trends between R&D and field/customer-facing engineers. Over the years, there have been many different Ambassadorship programs, focusing on topics such as Operating Systems, Security, Data Center, Commercial Frameworks & Tools, Networks, Cluster, Campus (universities), etc.
For those that may not know what this is, the OS Ambassador program consists of roughly 100 deeply skilled technical architects and customer-facing engineers with membership spanning the entire globe and representation from various organizations such as Globals Sales, SunService and Professional Services Delivery. We help shape the trends in Solaris by being a consistent conduit between our engineering organisation and the customers we work with on daily basis. There are many interesting perspectives that get voiced during such meetings from people facing a myriad of unique customers' business problems and technology challenges.
Topics discussed this week included: ...And I had a relatively seamless installation of Solaris Express Developer Release (based on Solaris Next, or as we call it "Nevada" build 60). I did find and file a bug with GNOME, but a day later thought about it some more and figured out what was causing the failure. (The failure, by the way, is apparently present in some of the previous builds as well).
So stay tuned. And if you're not on OpenSolaris yet, please take a look and become a member of this rapidly growing community. That is the one place where you can see and experience new features in the land of Solaris development and get a sense for some future directions!
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Isaac Rozenfeld has been a Principal Product Manager for Oracle Solaris; responsibilities have included bettering the portfolio of networking and installation technologies - all with a focus on easing application deployments


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