SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sun Microsystems,
Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) today announced the names of the five individuals selected
to participate in the OpenSolaris(TM) Community Advisory Board (CAB). The
Community Advisory Board was created to steward the evolution of the
OpenSolaris community towards self-governance.
The five member board consists of two members who were nominated and
elected by the OpenSolaris pilot community: Al Hopper, engineer consultant,
Logical Approach; and Rich Teer, independent Solaris consultant and author of
"Solaris Systems Programming." The three other members on the advisory board
are Roy Fielding, chief scientist at Day Software and co-founder and member,
the Apache Software Foundation; Simon Phipps, chief technology evangelist,
Sun; and Casper Dik, senior staff engineer, Sun.
"The formation of the CAB is another major step forward in making
OpenSolaris a reality," said John Loiacono, executive vice president,
Software, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "These five individuals are passionate about
open source and will be instrumental in growing the Solaris community and the
promotion of new innovations."
As outlined in Jan., Sun plans to release buildable source code for the
Solaris(TM) 10 Operating System (OS) under the Common Development and
Distribution License (CDDL) in the second quarter of 2005. Background on the
five CAB members and information about the OpenSolaris community, can be found
on the Net: www.opensolaris.org.
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