Blizzard: Yay! No one hangs around! None of that pesky ‘community’. :) Seriously, it does seem a little weird to only talk to other people when there is a URL involved.
Dave: I’m not skeptical of Sun because they are a big company, but rather because they frequently choose licenses that privilege them over other partners in the community, or otherwise do things that make it clear that they don’t trust people outside @sun.com. There are great people there, to be sure, but their corporate strategy has often been erratic with regards to open source communities.
Sad but not at all surprising that Lenovo may dump Linux. Lenovo just doesn’t have the same big-picture strategic considerations that IBM had. (Since I wrote this the story has been refuted, sort of, but… still- I don’t see Lenovo having the same considerations IBM did.)
If you’re planning on moving any time soon, task #1 is to google for blogs in the place you’re going and throw them in a planet. I’ve had great fun reading about new york, and have started a wiki-list of places to go/shows to see/things to eat.