My employer is being bought by Sun Microsystems. Overall, I think this is a good thing. I know Sun hasn’t been the best Linux / Open Source player, but they have done a lot of good when you look at it. We’re going to be part of the systems group, whose mission is basically “Sell Sun hardware – we don’t care what it runs.” So we’re not going to be dropping Linux support any time soon, and the acquisition should free us up to work on Lustre more. I was in SFO about a month ago to meet with Sun (it was a secret at the time) and the environment there seems very positive towards CFS and what we’re doing.
In other news, I’m going to Oktoberfest from September 24-30. I should still be able to make tree climbing and baprime and mricon‘s reception. Surprisingly, a few cheap plane tickets were still available as of this morning, and I’ve found a couple of campgrounds that are a short train ride from the festival grounds.
Why this trip? Well, for the past few weeks, I’ve had a growing desire to “go somewhere, do something.” On Monday especially, I could hear aircraft fairly loudly from my office and I kept thinking “Why am I not on that flight? Where’s it going? Is that the direct flight to Munich?” Also, the deciding factor was yesterday, when I found out CFS is buying out our vacation (which I’ve been hoarding) so I have to use it or lose it :) Anyway, I like doing things at the last minute. This should be fun!
10 thoughts on “Acquisition; Oktoberfest!”
Have fun and have a beer for me!
I’ll be in Lake Louise during your Oktoberfest celebration! W00t!
w00t indeed :) I assume you won’t be making it to B&K’s then?
No, I won’t be there. It is the week-end I’ll be gone… I transmitted my best wedding day wishes.
Have a great time. I’m envious!
Interesting…my partner’s company was bought by Oracle recently…
They have a strange relationship with Linux, but OpenSolaris is kick-ass. I’m really impressed with how it is developing.
I’m glad to hear that. I’ve never used it at all, but something tells me I will be in the near future.
Yeah, if they’d, say, gotten their heads out of their asses w.r.t open source maybe 10 years ago, and maybe given up a bit more control than they did now, Solaris could be where Linux is today, except better. ZFS and Dtrace in particular are very nice, by all accounts.
Though you’ll also have to watch out for this….
Like I said, the systems group doesn’t care what it runs as long as they can sell hardware :)
We do have a Windows client in the works, but I have nothing to do with it. This is actually one of the advantages of being part of Sun: I’m sure they have a group that knows how to build, QA, and release Windows software so we won’t have to figure that out internally.
I was referring more to the (awesome) strategy diagram :)
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