Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd May 2007 23:50 UTC, submitted by irbis
Oracle and SUN After just over a year as chief executive, Jonathan Schwartz is moving into a new phase as the leader of Sun Microsystems. Much of his opening months was spent emerging from the shadow of the highly visible Scott McNealy, boosted by Schwartz's high-profile blog. Now that the introductory period is over, Schwartz is working to show that the Silicon Valley stalwart can regain its former stature.
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RE[4]: Challenges
by Luminair on Thu 24th May 2007 20:43 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Challenges"
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His point is that people can't easily contribute to OpenSolaris, which is true. To submit code you have to run it by a Sun staff member first, and there is a whole process to doing that. Sun knows this isn't typical for OSS (and I assume they know it sucks), and they're said to be working on it.

I can imagine how hard it would be for a closed software house to open their work up to joe on the street.

But whatever you do, don't think that OpenSolaris has few community patches because it is less buggy. It has plenty of bugs and even more room for improvement. 69 fixes were delivered already today, for instance: http://bugs.opensolaris.org/search.do?process=1&category=&subcatego...

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