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Opensource.com publishes stories about creating, adopting, and sharing open source solutions. Join the Opensource.com community and learn more about how the open source way is improving technologies, education, business, government, health, law, entertainment, humanitarian efforts, and more. Submit a story idea, email us, or chat with us in Freenode IRC (#opensource.com) to learn more about our community. Find us on Twitter at @opensourceway.

Our goal is to further the open source way by sharing the open source movement. Our community of readers includes people who believe that open participation and sharing can tackle the technological challenges facing us today.

Open source is a philosophy and a culture

The term open source began as a way to describe open access to software source code and the collaborative model for how it is developed. Red Hat uses this model to develop technology and has built a business around open source and these principles: Openness. Transparency. Collaboration. Diversity. Rapid prototyping.

The open source way is more than a development model, it defines a culture. A culture that includes everyone, and harnesses real experiences to solve problems. It works—and not just for us, as a business, but everywhere.

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Opensource.com is here to show you where open source is headed, tell you how to get involved, and help you apply open source software, hardware, and methodologies to your life and your world.

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