Saturday, August 28, 2010

Issue 2 of Vinylphile is now out!

Just a quick line to say that Issue 2 of Vinylphile is now available for FREE download! Here's a direct download link (it's a 36 MB PDF file):

Enjoy, and thanks for reading!

Monday, August 23, 2010

OpenSolaris: RIP

I've just finished participating in the last ever (in its current guise, anyway) OpenSolaris Governing Board (OGB) conference call. Due to Oracle's (arguably) criminal neglect of the OpenSolaris community and continued ignorance of requests for a conversation with the OGB, the latter felt that they had no option but to resign en masse, handing control of the community back to Oracle. I thought it ironically appropriate that I was wearing my "Pilot Member" limited edition OpenSolaris T-shirt for the call.

I'd like to thank everyone who's made contributions to OpenSolaris the past few years, especially those working tirelessly behind the scenes. Way to go guys; it's been a fun ride and I'm sad it's over.

And a big thanks to Oracle for screwing up what could have been the best open source collaberation on the planet.

OpenSolaris: June 14th, 2005 - August 23rd, 2010. RIP.