I occasionally talk to Solaris customers and OpenSolaris developers at Sun’s Executive Briefing Center here in Menlo Park. I’ve been doing it for about six months or so, but I’ve been wanting to do it for years. I start slow, I guess. Anyway, I have my very own little preso that I carry around. It’s great fun. Yesterday I took a road trip to Sacramento to visit a customer to talk about OpenSolaris. They were very interested in what’s going on with the OpenSolaris community, so I hope to go back again. There’s nothing like a direct, one-to-one interaction with a customer. It beats working through filters. I really enjoy these exchanges because you never know who you’ll be talking to, but the group is generally small enough — between 5 and 20 people — that you can really make progress individually.