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Sun's Rich Green: Solaris-Linux Code Sharing Inevitable

May 08, 2008, 15:00 (6 Talkback[s])
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"What changes did open-sourcing mean for your internal development processes? Did you have to adapt to your products being open source?

"Oh yeah. It was quite challenging. And I don't mean that negatively, it's just that it requires a lot of changes, the changes are all over the place. Whether it's moving from an internal source code management system to something like Mercurial, whether it's doing all the development outside of the firewall or inside of the firewall, whether it's realizing that a significant percent of your time has to be spent working with the community, not just individually coding and then just delivering things to the community. But working with the community, figuring out what needs to be done and who should be doing what..."

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