I don’t know if I’ll ever use OpenSolaris, but I think it’s cool that the people who built it are so eager to talk about it. The fact that team is posting so much about it makes me believe that it’s pretty good. (I certainly have no desire to write about projects that I’m not really excited about.) When it comes to connecting with me, there really is no better form of public relations than letting engineers loose to blog. The profusion of weblogs at both Sun and Microsoft has increased my respect of both companies significantly.