Intro. Here to tell you the story of OpenSolaris and the birth of new open source community. The graphics you see here are from Chanda, one of the Solaris engineers. We launched the project website with a version of these graphics. We were looking for one word to represent what we were doing without having to constantly say the project was “launched” -- which is more of a product marketing term. So, we called it the “opening,” or the “grand opening,” or something. Just “open” works best. And since the OpenSolaris community hit the ground running with thousands of people around the world, we felt that “open” in all these varied languages was appropriate. Pretty simple. But a pretty powerful statement about the OpenSolaris community. What I'm here to talk to you about is the community . The people. To me the people are the most interesting part of this project – which is convenient for me since I'm not a coder. I'm an observer. A farmer. A scout. And a cat herder. So, I'd like to tell you the OpenSolaris story. You are – quite literally – witnessing the birth of a new community and we're very excited about it.
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