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"Illumos: Past, Present, and Future" Garret D'Amore

  • Apr 3, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Venue Change Notice:  The location of this meet up has moved to Q.  Thanks to Carolyn at Q for hosting us on relatively short notice.

About the Presentation:

Garret D'Amore is the founder and technical lead of the Illumos Project, a fully open community project to develop a reliable and scalable operating system that began as a fork of the OpenSolaris operating system, returns to UUASC to give an update to his January 2011 presentation.

Since that time various distributions are now based on Illumos, including an OmniOS image available on Amazon Web Services.    Joyent has ported KVM to their SmartOS distribution and Illumos provides the upstream source code base for the OpenZFS project which brings together developer from Linux, FreeBSD, and OSX.

To get some background the video of the Jan. 2011 presentation can be seen at .

About the Location:

PARKING: Plentiful parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $3. Avoid the parking structure behind 6080 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

SECURITY: there is a security desk in the lobby, in case they ask, let them know you're going to Q's office at suite 925.

Special thanks to Carolyn Oswald at Q for hosting this presentation.

About UUASC:

The UUASC ( is for all persons using UNIX either personally or professionally, or interested in learning more about UNIX. We recognize all varieties of UNIX, including (without prejudice) SCO, Linux, SVr4, Solaris, AIX, HP/UX, and BSD. This is a good place to meet others with similar interests and broaden your skills and knowledge.

We meet on the first Thursday of the month in L.A.

Both UUASC chapters are open to everyone; there is no separate membership, we would like you to join our general mailing list so that you can join in the conversation between meetings.

Livestream Informaton:

The link for the livestream is it should come up around 6:30 PM pacific.


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  • Jordan S.

    This presentation is now available at ....

    April 30, 2014

  • Garrett D.

    If anyone didn't see the resources list:

    My email is [masked]

    (Note that my first name is "Garrett" (2 t's, 2 r's.)

    2 · April 4, 2014

    • Matti S

      Thanks Garrett for taking the time to present. I really enjoyed it and the talk afterwards. Remember I would love to see more at SCALE 13x ( 2015 )

      1 · April 5, 2014

  • Matti S

    Enjoyed the presentation and chat afterwards. Well worth the drive. Thanks for putting this together Jordan.

    1 · April 5, 2014

  • Phong N

    About contributor keeping their code, perhaps Illumos can try renewall fees after 2 yrs instead so the junk codes can go back into opensourse. Ones garbage can be someone's gold.

    April 5, 2014

  • Eric

    Thanks for a great talk & update on IllumOS, Garrett!

    1 · April 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good presentation about finding the core value of Illumos (with application to other "mature" software projects) amidst all of the hype and fads of today's high tech scene.

    1 · April 4, 2014

  • Jordan S.

    A recording of the event starting a few minus late, is at .

    A complete recording was also made from my Mac Book, thanks to a quick thinking Eric Shalov, that will be posted to UUASC soon.

    Thanks again to Garrett for driving up and giving a great talk.

    1 · April 4, 2014

  • Jordan S.

    Unfortunately the livestream is not working. The presentation is being recorded

    1 · April 3, 2014

    • John S.

      It was a great talk! Thanks for facilitating it.

      2 · April 3, 2014

    • Jordan S.

      I eventually got the livestream working. I had to create a new event. Here's a partial recording. Thanks to Eric Shalov's quick thinking we also have a full recording from my Mac Book which will be posted to youtube soon.

      1 · April 4, 2014

  • Garrett D.

    Well I enjoyed presenting, its a great crowd!

    2 · April 4, 2014

  • Isaac M.

    Great presentation!

    1 · April 3, 2014

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