February 10th, 2011
At EveryCity, we’re looking forward to the forthcoming mashupevent, Being-Open – http://beingopen.org/. EveryCity has been a sponsor of mashup* events for a couple of years now and they’re always very informative, good fun and a great opportunity to network.
This one should appeal to product managers, service architects, creatives, development managers, software engineers, entrepreneurs and investors. It’s a half-day event exploring new cost effective ways of approaching product development and service delivery using open platforms, open data and open development – a subject close to our hearts, and our very own Alasdair Lumsden will be on one of the panels.
EveryCity delivers managing hosting primarily via our on-demand, scalable cloud and makes extensive use of open source technologies. Some of our favourite things are Solaris-based – such as SMF, ZFS, Zones and DTrace. Unfortunately, the ‘open’ Sun Microsystems has now become the rather more ‘closed’ Oracle – for sound financial and business reasons, I’m sure – but this has left users of Solaris, and particularly OpenSolaris, in the lurch somewhat.
Which brings me back to my earlier point regarding open source being close to our hearts. Since the summer of last year EveryCity has also been sponsoring the OpenIndiana project, a fork of the OpenSolaris OS. Alasdair has been heading up this project, with a team of 50 or so community developers worldwide contributing. A development release of the distro came out in September of last year and the first stable release is imminent. The response so far has been fantastic – there were about 3000 downlands on the first day and looking at the bandwidth we’re still pushing I’d say there have been about 3000 downloads per month every month since. There was also a lot of interest at the Cloud Expo at the Barbican last week, where we sponsored a stand.
Anyway, back to Being-Open. There looks to be a good list of speakers. Between us, the team here know Ben Summers, Simon Grice, Chris Thorpe, Sam Sethi and Andrew Back, so we’re especially looking forward to hearing what they’ve got to say on the topic.
The event is on the 16th February 2 – 6 PM. Hope to see you there.
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