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OpenSolaris Hackathon Comments Off on OpenSolaris Hackathon

This weekend an OpenSolaris Hackathon is being held in London. Following on from his previous discussions, Alasdair has posted an announcement on the osol-announce mailing list.

The OpenSolaris Hackathon will run from 10am – 9pm this Saturday and Sunday, from EveryCity’s offices near London Bridge station.

If you can’t make it, follow along on IRC at #osolhackathon on irc.freenode.net

Alasdair writes:

This is an exciting opportunity for people to get involved, to discover, share ideas and contribute to what is one of the most exciting operating systems available today!

He’s even offered to lay on food and drink – so if you are free there’s no reason not to head on down!

Everyone has a chance to contribute – from updating documentation, through writing code, to working out how to build the OS from source. This is an important chance for the OpenSolaris community to work around the communication issues with Oracle and start doing things for ourselves.

New home for orphaned Sun projects Comments Off on New home for orphaned Sun projects

There was always going to be some fallout from the Oracle takeover of Sun – projects that were still in the development phase, technologies that weren’t making enough money – and there have been questions about how the open source casualties would continue.

Izumo Shinohara, a recently ex Sun employee, has setup a new site – Red Giant Phase – which aims to provide a new home for these orphaned projects.

Currently listed are projects like Wonderland, Dark Star, and Project DReaM, amongst others.

It’ll be interesting to see what happens to these open sourced projects now that they’re outside Sun – I wish them all the best.

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