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Observations from working at Red Hat
I just started a new job in marketing and social media at Red Hat.  This is my first time working for an open source company, and I didn’t know what to expect.  I knew what it meant for software to be open source, but I had no idea how the principles of open source could be applied to other... Read more
7 comments Posted 2 Jul 2012 by Casey Brown Feed
Should you crowdsource your strategy?
All too often, direction setting happens in an ivory tower—cut off from valuable in-the-trenches insight and expertise and out of tune with shifts in the broader environment. What’s more, when strategy is cooked up in an elite enclave, the process of "selling" it to the very people expected to... Read more
1 comment Posted 29 Jun 2012 by Polly LaBarre Feed
Why is innovation difficult?
The merits of failing faster are integrated with taking risks. Successful innovations only come after many failed attempts. Marten Mickos, CEO of Eucalyptus Systems, explores the intersection of open source and innovation in a Technology Academy Finland (TAF) post "What is Innovation?" Mickos says... Read more
2 comments Posted 29 Jun 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Panera's experiment in human nature: Let customers decide what to pay
Panera Bread launched a new breed of business to attack the growing epidemic of food insecurity in America. The result is Panera Cares—cafes where people eat tasty, nutritious food in an uplifting environment and pay whatever they can afford. There's a full Panera menu, but no prices. The guest,... Read more
2 comments Posted 28 Jun 2012 by Ron Shaich Feed
Five principles of an open source company
Open source technology is gaining popularity and is becoming more prominent each year during various computer and technology conferences. More tech-savvy people obviously prefer software of this kind. This, in turn, facilitates the appearance of new websites featuring the source code of useful... Read more
16 comments Posted 20 Jun 2012 by Alexander Mitnikov Feed
The quality of open source code increases adoption
Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) attendees are not only learning about new trends in open source, but also hearing the results of the Future of Open Source Software Survey. The survey results were announced during a panel discussion of experts led by Michael Skok, General Partner, North... Read more
0 comments Posted 19 Jun 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
The quality of open source code increases adoption
Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) attendees are not only learning about new trends in open source, but also hearing the results of the Future of Open Source Software Survey. The survey results were announced during a panel discussion of experts led by Michael Skok, General Partner, North... Read more
0 comments Posted 19 Jun 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Idea Market: A stock exchange metaphor for empowering collaborative innovation
At Experian Latin America, aiming to systemize innovation as a capability in an increasingly competitive market, we implemented an ideation platform that mirrors our company’s people-oriented management strategy: collaborative, transparent, and meritocratic. Idea Market is a stock-exchange-like... Read more
0 comments Posted 18 Jun 2012 by Maria Paula Oliveira Feed
Advanced manufacturing re-tools with open source
Open source software and open source best-practices have become truly ubiquitous in the business world. Software used to be the new frontier, but open source software can be found leading up to the frontier, at the frontier, and beyond. My experience at CGI America 2012 (a US-focused subgroup of... Read more
0 comments Posted 14 Jun 2012 by Michael Tiemann (Red Hat) Feed
An architecture of participation
What happens when half of the world's population lives in cities? When over three billion people are online? When there are more than 15 billion connected devices? Old organizational models hit end-of-life. People behave differently. Organizations behave differently. What worked in the old world... Read more
0 comments Posted 13 Jun 2012 by Marten Mickos Feed

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