Saturday, August 20, 2005

First community contribution to OpenSolaris

In one of my last posts I promised to tell more about why OpenSolaris Contributor agreement is needed. Well, it is time to do so. OpenSolaris 20050818 (eq Nevada build 20) is finally up on and among other integrated things there is a contribution made by your humble servant. The problem that I've fixed is quite small and affected a tiny percentage of Solaris x86 user base, but what is important is the fact itself. Community is participating in OpenSolaris development. And I am by no means alone. Right now sponsor (Sun engineer) is needed to perform an actual putback on behalf of the community member, but that is going to change in the future, as the SCM platform for OpenSolaris will be set and the process will be streamlined.

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