I am sending out this...plea...for your help and support.
Those of you who came out to the events we had back in April are aware that
saw those as the initial steps in the process of building a community around
OpenSolaris operating system, first in Trinidad but eventually across the
Well, this process has been held up because no one submitted a single vote
support of this proposal. Around the same time I submitted my proposal, the
process changed, so the normal and expected means of responding to such a
proposal were no longer normal and expected.
So I am posting here for your help. Please support this proposal, either by
replying to the original e-mail or by commenting on the Bugzilla bug
opened for this proposal. (Yes, using Bugzilla for project management of
this sort is absurd. They know it too, but until a volunteer steps forward
it, this is how it is.)
Some of you may be asking "why should I (we) do this?" or similar questions.
Well, if you're interested in operating systems beyond the usual suspects,
Windoze and Linux, then maybe OpenSolaris is something you should test
drive. If you like learning about technology for the sake of technology,
definitely something you should investigate. If you want to find out about
ways of solving some of the technology challenges you have, OpenSolaris can
offer that too. As an example, someone I met back in April, a avowed fan of
Windows and apologist for Microsoft, was absolutely blown away by some of
the things I showed him with ZFS. When I told him some of the things that
could do using OpenSolaris + ZFS -- things which Windows itself is unable to
do -- he became even more compelled. And of course, there was the FREE as
in beer aspect. Maybe OpenSolaris (or ZFS or DTrace or Zones or Containers
or SMF or the Solaris Cryptographic Framework or "Secure by Default" or
"Fire Engine") can help solve some of your technology challenges? There's
only one way to find out.
More importantly, my cohorts and I want to build a community - a vibrant,
sustainable community - for Solaris and OpenSolaris throughout the entire
Caribbean region. Trinidad is just the beginning, as this is a long race
The Bugzilla bug and original e-mail document some of the events that I
personally want to have this calendar year. There could always be more, as
there are 3 other leaders among you, there in Trinidad. This is just the
Thank you for your support.
"You can choose your friends, you can choose the deals." - Equity Private
"If Linux is faster, it's a Solaris bug." - Phil Harman
Blog - http://whatderass.blogspot.com/
Twitter - @khyron4eva
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