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ONLamp: Open Source at Sun

Sep 19, 2004, 02:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Torkington)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"I spent Tuesday afternoon at Sun with Mike Shaver of Mozilla, Brian Behlendorf of Collab.NET, Fred Sanchez of Apple, James Duncan Davidson, Doc Searls, and others. Sun had assembled several hundred engineers, managers, and even marketing people, interested in the open source process. I'd worked with Sun to help organize the open source speakers, so was quite curious about how it would play out.

"I had a great time, and enjoyed hearing people with a lot of experience explain what they found important in open source development. It was great to be able to step above a Subversion vs CVS, emacs vs vi, Perl vs Java type of conversation and focus on what really works. I moderated three sessions, and in every session the same basic points came up again and again..."

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