Open Developer Conference, Oslo

February 19, 2009

Do you work on an innovative project based on FOSS technology? Have you experience with FOSS Communities and how they can change the nature of traditional project success ?
• Development and deployment in the cloud and virtualization
• Social networks and Web 2.0 trends
• RIAs, scripting, and tools
• Dynamic languages, databases, and Web and application servers
• Open-source projects, business models, and trends
• And more
Send an 150word (max) abstract to

We’re opening our doors. CommunityOne is an open developer conference sponsored by Sun Microsystems. After two capacity years in San Francisco, we’re rolling out the red carpet in Oslo in April. What can you expect at CommunityOne? No marketing hype or selling tactics, just the opportunity to evaluate open-source projects that span languages (Java(TM), PHP,Groovy, AJAX, Ruby, Python), operating systems (OpenSolaris(TM), Linux, Android), Web and application servers (GlassFish(TM), Apache), databases (MySQL(TM)), services, and more. And you can attend the CommunityOne Oslo main conference at no cost.

For more info please read this document.

Start-up Day 2008, Stockholm

November 8, 2008

start_up_dayToday we organized an event under the Start-up day 2008. It was really nice to meet with 400 students and talk with them about open source, java, start up essentials, netbeans, solaris and other activities of KTH OSUM group. We believe with marketing of KTH OSUM club, we will soon reach 100 members. We proudly say that, we have a very good student community at KTH and they are really active and cool people. They are really high level students and also they have lots of entrepreneurial spirit.

start_up_day2Soon, we will start our Java learning seminars and we will organize at least 3-4 java seminars. We believe, we will be able to get at least 100 students again for this workshops and also try to help them to learn java and get certified by Sun Microsystems. Please continue to follow our blog and it will be nice to meet with all of you guys at java workshops. See you soon.

OSUM (Pronounced Awesome) Group

October 8, 2008

We created an OSUM group for those of you who want to connect with hundreds of student clubs (OSUMs) from around the world. You can register yourself at

Benefits for OSUM Members:

OSUM members will gain benefits that can help them prepare for an IT career by getting access to the latest open-source technologies including free media kits and student-developer resources. Training:

  • Hands-on training through student projects and games
  • Online training through the Sun Academic Initiative program
  • Preparation for and discounts on Sun certification3
  • OSUM activities that encourage team building

In addition, OSUM members can reap the following social benefits:

  • Global social interaction and camaraderie with other student developers
  • Opportunities to collaborate with each other on projects and activities in a fun and engaging way
  • Development of interpersonal skills
  • A better attitude about learning
  • A sense of accomplishment, with a growing sense of competency and self-esteem
  • Opportunities to get challenged, get motivated, and get excited

OSUM Elements:

The OSUM has two elements that create the organization: Physical and Virtual.

Physical: The OSUM energizes students to participate on campus in Sun’s communities through tech demos, projects, and activities based on open-source technologies and communities that Sun supports.

  • Monthly meetings
  • Typical activities
  • Student projects
  • Games
  • Guest speakers
  • Installfests
  • Open-source events
  • Face-to-face interaction with campus OSUM members

Virtual: OSUMs enables student developers to connect to each other and to Sun through a virtual social network. New OSUMs and existing student-developer groups that affiliate with the Sun OSUM program will receive free access to the OSUM web site. Benefits of this web site include the following:

  • A feature-rich social networking site that can host the web site for each individual OSUM and connect it to OSUMs and their members around the world
  • Everyday interaction with a global community of student developers

Students will be able to do the following:

  • Write blogs
  • Post comments
  • Use an instant-messaging application
  • Upload photos and videos
  • Post profiles of themselves
  • Communicate in forums

The OSUM web site allows students to participate and create the online communities. Students can create their own subgroups by technology, language, and other special interests.

Software Freedom Day 2008 – Stockholm

September 20, 2008

Today is the “Software Freedom Day”. It is a special day for us, because it means freedom and openness of software. Today in the morning, we met with people from Linux, Red Hat, Ubuntu communities and some more volunteers and we distributed CDs, brochures, T-shirts and tried to inform people about the free and open source software.

That was a really good and successful day for us  since we have spoken with many people and celebrated the SFD 2008 in Stockholm. After having a successful event at Sergels Torg (The Centre of Stockholm), we had another event at KTH main campus. Many free and open source lovers were there as well with us and celebrated SFD 2008.

We met with each other and some students wanted us to organize more workshops about mobile programming, operating systems and java programming. Today was really a good day and we had a lot of fun. We made new friends, introduced ourselves and talked about the free and open source software and their benefits.

As we talked in the mingling session, after the presentation, we will start organizing workshops at KTH campuses. This year we will try to organize more events at main campus but we are also very interested in Kista campus. So, just keep looking at  our web blog and come and join us, to learn more, to make friends, have fun and improve yourselves.

In the city, we talked with people, especially with young people, to show them that they also have another options rather than the well-known software products in the market. We also tried to educate them about Solaris Operating System and encourage them to use it. It was a lot of fun, because we even talked with some sculptures and they loved Solaris and Java.

Here is the  presentation slides (You can download it if you want)

Here are the videos from event in the city center (in English and in Swedish)

1- English

2- Svenska

Software Freedom Day

September 9, 2008

Hej all,

Welcome back again and we hope you had a great summer and ready for the exciting events for 2008-2009 seoson.

Our first event will be at 20th of September in Lindstedtsvägen 3 (E32) in KTH main campus at 5pm.

What is Software Freedom Day (SFD) ?

Software Freedom Day (SFD) is a worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Our goal in this celebration is to educate the worldwide public about of the benefits of using high quality FOSS in education, in government, at home, and in business — in short, everywhere! The non-profit company Software Freedom International coordinates SFD at a global level, providing support, giveaways and a point of collaboration, but volunteer teams around the world organize the local SFD events to impact their own communities.

For more information click here

This is the map for the seminar place

Poster of the Event :

SAI – Sun Academic Initiative

August 19, 2008

Dear Students, Staff and Employees of KTH !

It gives us a great pleasure to announce you the new SAI Learning Connection (SAILC). SAI Learning Connection will give you access to the FREE / No Cost web courses needed to get Sun Certified !

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Sun Announces World’s First Open Storage Platform

May 4, 2008

A decade ago, the server market looked very different than it does today. It was a market based on proprietary, closed technology, with limited opportunity for innovation. Then, the landscape changed, and server technology opened up around us.

Today, a similar sweeping change is happening in the storage marketplace, but this time, Sun is leading the way. Open Storage represents an important transition from proprietary, closed storage technology to open-source software, industry-standard hardware and innovative solutions.

Since Sun first introduced the concept of open storage one year ago, the OpenSolaris storage community has grown significantly with Sun- and non-Sun contributions, and OpenSolaris has become the industry’s best storage operating system. Many customers and original equipment manufacturers have already created storage infrastructure from general-purpose Sun servers and OpenSolaris with ZFS at a fraction of the cost of proprietary alternatives — without sacrificing any data integrity.

Because of the exciting hardware and software technology that’s emerged from years of engineering development at Sun, as well as the contributions of the OpenSolaris community, we are now able to offer the world’s first Open Storage platform. This is made possible through the combination of innovative storage features like ZFS in OpenSolaris, our industry-leading storage servers, and a forthcoming set of disk storage products based on breakthrough hardware technology. These advances in Sun’s core technologies create entire new revenue opportunities for Sun, enabling conversations with current and potential customers that were never before possible.

The benefits of Sun’s Open Storage approach to customers, developers, and partners are dramatic.

Because customers can now build storage infrastructure by combining OpenSolaris with general-purpose servers and simple disk enclosures, they are set free from the last bastion of proprietary technology in the data center. Sun’s Open Storage enables customers to freely mix and match data center components to produce storage systems which can be re-purposed by simply adding new software. With this approach, customers can accelerate the pace of their businesses and save up to 90% on their storage costs over closed, proprietary storage.

Developers can now deliver network storage services more quickly, on multiple platforms, with the support of a passionate open source storage community. And, consistent with Sun’s approach to all our products, we’re making our Open Storage technologies widely available, for the advancement of everyone in the industry.

Sun’s extensive expertise across the entire technology stack – microprocessor, server, storage, software, and networking – positions us to lead in this exciting new segment of the storage market. We have now come full circle since releasing NFS two decades ago – expanding the platform to not just network-attached storage, but to various other kinds of storage and countless new kinds of applications.

Once you feel you know what Open Storage is all about, test yourself by taking the Open Storage Challenge. The first 700 people to take the quiz will receive a “Set Your Storage Free” tie-dye t-shirt.

For More Information:
OpenSolaris Storage Community:
Open Storage Wiki:
Open Storage Expert Community Wiki:
Open Storage Selling Resources:
Open Storage website:
Join the Open Storage Facebook community at