I love this sentence from eWeek’s Open Source: It’s Still All about Control —
Ok, just when have we asked anyone to “work pro bono for Sun” anyway? I must have missed that one.
I think we already have a significant OpenSolaris programming community that contributes to this kernel — most are currently employed by Sun Microsystems, and they live in various Solaris engineering groups. We are building a co-development process that leverages the Solaris development methodology and extends that to engage with non-Sun OpenSolaris developers who are coming from the entire Solaris base around the world. Over time, the project will diversify greatly, but we’ve only been open for a couple of months. Besides, I doubt any of these guys would “work pro bono for Sun” because they have their own jobs, and they have their own business and technical reasons for getting involved with the OpenSolaris project. That’s why I like this community so much — it has an undercurrent of seriousness, both business and technical.