We mobilized our community to throw OpenSolaris a blog party. For a rundown of what’s going on today,
check out Jim’s Announcement.
Here is a collection of blog entries thus far. Note that I expect to update this entry a number of times today, so please check back. Of particular note in my mind are the entries from the people who have contributed code to the project:
- Cyril Plisko contributed the very first externally contributed fix to OpenSolaris– paving the way for others: he summarizes the numerous contributions he made this year. Thanks, Cyril!
- Peter Tribble writes about
- Jeremy Teo writes about his contributions, but also points the way for future improvement: more community leadership, better GNOME build infrastructure, and “hardware support sucks.”
- Shawn Walker posted a pretty extensive list of resources he found helpful over
the past year, as well as his own thoughts about the OpenSolaris project: “My contributions to the OpenSolaris project have been a labor of love, and I look forward to contributing more over the years to come.”
Sun’s OpenSolaris team (the team busy changing the way we do things in order to make things like the website, SCMs, etc. possible) has also started to post their thoughts (I’ve included OpenSolaris Marketing here, too):
- Steve Lau brings us up to date
on his work to establish an SCM bridge and his work on the SCM web application which should be rolling out soon.
- Stephen Hahn relates his anniversary contemplations, muses on advocacy and criticism, and notes that “I’ll enjoy getting caught off guard by at least one project in the coming year. Or so I predict.”
- Mike Kupfer delivers a treatise on the problems of using .o files as part of Open Source delivery, and warns us that “this approach blurs the separation between open and closed source.”.
- Marketing Wonder Twins Sara
and Laura have each sent
- Karyn Ritter talks about her surprise at the community reaching the 100 contribution mark so soon.
- Patrick Finch posted a little photo essay showing some amusing pictures of the team… there seem to be a lot of cars; I don’t know why.
We’re also lucky to have some celebrity bloggers checking in:
- MaryMary‘s post is
cool. I don’t really know how to describe it; so just go there.
- Tim Bray reminds us that “I still want a GNU/Solaris userland, please.”
And we wouldn’t really be anywhere without dedicated community members:
- Ben Rockwood posted his Year in Review. The whole community is indebted to Ben for his tireless efforts. And he notes: “OpenSolaris has empowered me to be part of the effort, part of the team, not just a bystander watching and cheering from the sidelines.”
- Martin Englund is excited about the
birthday, but even more excited about the Secure by Default project.
- Chandan B.N. posted a clever perl one-liner. (He also supplied the snazzy new icons the site is using today, for which I am very grateful!)
- Glynn Foster spells out some of the significant challenges ahead, and notes that while “There’s still a lot of people in Sun that don’t quite grok working in an open source community …. for an evolving open source community, OpenSolaris is doing just peachy.”
- Matthias Pfützner talks about
using Solaris x86 on a long string of laptops. Nice work!
- John Rice takes us a birthday balloon tour of the new Java Desktop 4 (a.k.a. Gnome 2.14).
- Alan Hargreaves gives us a catalog of his year, including Sydney Users Group meetings, people he met, and some of the community accomplishments he enjoyed.
James McPherson talks about
and notes that “my point is that the opening of Solaris to the world has allowed Sun and non-Sun people to expand everybody’s knowledge about what goes on under the hood.”
- Other Birthday cards have come in from all over: Alan Maguire, Bill Rushmore, John Clingan, Anish Gupta and from others (which I will try to post later!)
Note: if you’re not included here, don’t worry– I’ll be adding you later in the day!
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