June 14, 2006 at 23:37 | categories: solaris
First time I heard about the OpenSolaris plans was at ApacheCon
in 2004, and at that time it sounded like nothing more than a cunning marketing strategy.
Then we got Solaris 10 and I was really surprised when I saw OpenSolaris becomming reality only a couple of months lateri (one day too late to share my birthday). Congratulations to Sun for pulling off what many of us thought impossible half a year earlier.
For me personally, OpenSolaris has also brought many insights into the internals of Solaris, that I never would have gotten without OpenSolaris and especially the community around it. The Sun engineers blogging, turning up at conferences like LISA and ApacheCon, helping out on #opensolaris and sharing the development process on opensolaris mailinglist - it has been absolutely amazing.
On a personal note: I quit working for ... on may 1st because I got a offer to join some really great
people in a startup and I was happy to accept because working full time on Solaris isn't exactly the
best career move when you're working for one of Suns largest competitors.
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