[OpenIndiana-discuss] Solaris 11 Express

McBofh james.c.mcpherson at gmail.com
Mon Nov 1 11:52:22 UTC 2010

On  1/11/10 11:29 PM, Edward Martinez wrote:
> On 11/01/10 01:41, Michael wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 07:07, Edward Martinez<mindbender_1 at live.com> wrote:
>>> On 10/31/10 02:54, Paul Johnston wrote:
>>>> . Each discussion is led by a Solaris engineering or technical expert.
>>> Whatever is left, they already lost their top devs,
>> maybe the people who are left aren't the "stars" you've come to
>> revere, but there's tons of top grade engineers left in the Solaris
>> organisation, and you'd do well not to belittle their efforts.
>> Michael
> I'm sure the remaining are top grade engineers, but the following are the
>names of the people that have already left oracle and they the ones that invented
> many of solaris 10 and beyond tech: SMF,Dtrace,ZFS,etc
> Ian Murdock

Responsible for		The "OpenSolaris" Indiana distribution

> Tim Bray

> Simon Phipps
			Chief Open Source Office.
> Garrett D'Amore
			re-designed the Solaris audio system

> Bryan Cantrill
> Adam Leventhal
> Michael W. Shapiro
			Collectively Team DTrace, andFishworks

> Jeff Bonwick
> Bill Moore
			Inventors of ZFS

> Brenden Gregg
			coauthor of Solaris Internals 2nd Ed, and part
			of Fishworks.

> I don't know if the other devs have the skills to invent something like:
>ZFS,dtrace,etc, because i don't know who they are
> their names don't stand out like these devs did, when they were at sun/oracle:-)

Of the names you list, Ian and Simon didn't actually invent the
technologies that went into Solaris 10 or OpenSolaris.

Sure, the loss of the DTrace/Fishworks and ZFS inventors will be
felt keenly, but I am annoyed at your implicit dismissal of the
abilities and efforts of those who remain at Oracle working on
Solaris. Also, Michael is right.

James C. McPherson
Solaris kernel software engineer, system admin and troubleshooter
Find me on LinkedIn @ http://www.linkedin.com/in/jamescmcpherson

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