Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Striding Out

A year ago today, OpenSolaris was launched and started taking its first baby steps.

Over the last year, a lot has happened. More code has been released. We've had lots of lively discussions. Many projects have started. OpenSolaris distributions have been created. There's been serious progress on building a Source Code Management system that fits the needs of Sun and the community. Members of the outside community have been filing bugs and contributing fixes.

Progress in some areas has been slow, but that's fine. We've been learning how to walk before we can run, and we love Solaris too much to risk running too fast and falling over and breaking anything. But the project is gaining strength and starting to stride out more confidently.

For my own part, I've been involved in the community since the early days of the pilot. Job issues meant I had to back off on the code contribution front for a while, but I've recently managed to get some fixes put back, with more on the way. This work seems to have been picked up by ZDnet Australia and even a Sun feature.

So we've had a good year, and I feel privileged to have been allowed to be a part of it.

, here's to many more successful years!

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