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For an audience composed primarily of open source programmers, developers, and system administrators gathered at SouthEast LinuxFest, Robin Miller's message might be tough to swallow. "You cannot be a 'Linux sysadmin' in today's world," he said. "Not if you want to maximize your income and job... Read more
2 comments Posted 12 Jun 2012 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
Open source meets capitalism
The internet has had a profound effect on many areas of commerce. One area the internet has not yet had a profound affect upon is how people are organized to perform work. We believe this is about to change and change dramatically. TopCoder is an early example of a ‘pure internet’ model which... Read more
0 comments Posted 8 Jun 2012 by Jim McKeown Feed
Sharing the path to success with your employees
I believe that the future success for businesses to attract and retain top talent relies on a more open management and leadership approach. The workforce is evolving and the new employee is part of a major change affecting not only how we hire and who we hire, but how our companies operate on a... Read more
1 comment Posted 7 Jun 2012 by DeLisa Alexander (Red Hat) Feed
Fail faster
Promoting a culture that supports failure is a foreign concept to most people, but not for the panelists speaking about open government and business at CityCamp Raleigh. According to the panelists, who range from vice presidents of corporations to chief information officers of Raleigh government,... Read more
8 comments Posted 5 Jun 2012 by Casey Brown Feed
Whose capitalism is it anyway?
In the few years since the financial crisis of 2008 hit us where it hurts, the calls for the “end of capitalism” have rung out from the streets and the halls of power alike. We’ve witnessed a lot of hand-wringing and high-level conversation—and some serious approach to reform at the national and... Read more
1 comment Posted 4 Jun 2012 by Polly LaBarre Feed
Relationship coffee
Sustainable Harvest’s inclusive business model is called Relationship Coffee™. While many companies today operate on a series of short-term, profit-driven decisions, Relationship Coffee transforms the way business is done by building long-term relationships based on transparency and trust. We... Read more
0 comments Posted 31 May 2012 by David Griswold Feed
lightbulbs
There’s a Southern expression that goes, "Says easy, does hard." In this case, it’s easy to say that your company is focused on collaboration and ideas. But many executives conflate the terms "collaboration" and "consensus." Seeking consensus and creating a democracy of ideas is not what we at Red... Read more
0 comments Posted 29 May 2012 by Jim Whitehurst (Red Hat) Feed
Is information a competitive differentiater?
I started thinking about the value of information here in San Francisco at the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC), held May 21-22. It's the first day of a two-day conference, and some of the leading experts in open source are here presenting, learning, networking and more. During the opening... Read more
3 comments Posted 22 May 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Deliberative cooperation
The Deliberative Corporation is a technology-supported process for sustainable decision-making. It allows any organization or governing group to consult its population. The process builds trust and knowledge so that the implementers can find out what the people would think if they were thinking... Read more
3 comments Posted 21 May 2012 by James Fishkin Feed
Civil servants cut through the red tape and share government forward
‘Why not?!’ is the motto of Open Government Places.  The Open Government Places project allows civil servants to cut through the red tape, join forces, and share government forward. This project is called Deelstoel in Dutch (‘share chair’) and invites civil servants to ‘hack’ the government and... Read more
0 comments Posted 18 May 2012 by Kim Spinder Feed

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