OpenSolaris Anniversary Beers

Having a few beers after the OpenSolaris anniversary tonight ….

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3 thoughts on “OpenSolaris Anniversary Beers

  1. Hey, John. I think you guys were very important, I agree. You were part of a grand plan that is still emerging. It’s all about community, and you guys were there from the very beginning. In fact, when we built the OpenSolaris Pilot Program two years ago, the x86 guys were the first to come in. That was planned, too, believe me. Alan’s office is 20 feet from mine. 🙂 It was really nice meeting you, too!

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  2. I was hanging around with Alan Duboff and Bob Palowoda Wednesday and we started talking about the effect of the “Secret Six,” the members of the Yahoo Solaris x86 mailing list and Sun employees on Sun and the larger Solaris community.

    Alan said we were a catalyst, for which Dictionary.com offers the definition:
    A substance, usually used in small amounts relative to the reactants, that modifies and increases the rate of a reaction without being consumed in the process.

    Although not entirely correct, (we were consumed by the effort!), I realized that he was right. We catalyzed many reactions within Sun, some that had been simmering for a while, others that came out of nowhere . The effects of which are still being felt and probably will be for a very long time.

    Wow! When I joined the “Secret Six” I never envisioned what was to come, my goal was simple: Help Sun’s management to see Solaris x86 as a priceless jewel in Sun’s crown.

    Now I realize how shortsighted that goal really was. Sun has begun to open source almost their entire software stack. They’ve sponsored a governing body to determine the direction of their newly open sourced software, composed of people all over the world.
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    What’s next? I’m sure IBM’s dying to know.

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