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When I hear people in the technology industry talk about the benefits of open source software, one of things they mention often is their belief that open source software “gets better faster” than traditional software (David Wheeler has done a nice job collecting many of the proof points around the... Read more
3 comments Posted 7 Feb 2011 by Chris Grams Feed
Most economic theories (and many managers) assume that the best way to get what you want from workers is give them the right financial incentives. But most real people have lots of reasons for working besides just making money. They work to have fun, to socialize with others, to challenge... Read more
4 comments Posted 1 Feb 2011 by Tom Malone (Red Hat) Feed
Recently, fellow opensource.com writer Chris Grams remarked that our collection of articles and tips on community-building was getting rather large. Perhaps we had the material to write a set of best practices for building communities. So here’s my stab at it.
1 comment Posted 1 Feb 2011 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
Last week, Google CEO Eric Schmidt announced in a post on his blog he was stepping aside and Google co-founder Larry Page would take on management of Google's day-to-day operations as the new CEO. Although Schmidt is staying on as Executive Chairman for now and will continue to have an ongoing role... Read more
4 comments Posted 26 Jan 2011 by Chris Grams Feed
A year ago today, we turned on the lights at opensource.com. Our hope a year ago was to create a place where people could gather to learn about and contribute to the growing movement toward applying open source principles beyond the software industry. You have shared your stories about how open... Read more
10 comments Posted 25 Jan 2011 by Jim Whitehurst (Red Hat) Feed
They're all gone! Thanks to everyone who requested a shirt. For those of you who didn't get one, you've still got a chance through our Twitter giveaway. Tomorrow’s the first anniversary of opensource.com, and it’s been a fantastic year, thanks to you. Whether it’s by writing articles or reading... Read more
67 comments Posted 24 Jan 2011 by Opensource.com (Red Hat) Feed
Trust is an essential human attribute and virtue. When we are born, we are completely helpless and at the mercy of others. We instinctively trust that someone will look after us, nurture us, protect us. Being trusting and being trustworthy are central tenets of what it means to be a human... Read more
3 comments Posted 21 Jan 2011 by Raj Sisodia (Red Hat) Feed
I’m lucky enough to have the opportunity to spend much of my time these days doing something I love—helping clients position and manage their brands. My experience helping build the Red Hat brand over ten years had a profound impact on the approach I take to brand positioning.
1 comment Posted 20 Jan 2011 by Chris Grams Feed
How many times have you heard of an ex-employee saying “It just wasn’t fun anymore?” That’s a refrain all leaders ignore at their peril. There is a rich body of research and philosophy that argues that the psychological experience of play is a fundamental ingredient in engagement and... Read more
0 comments Posted 18 Jan 2011 by Leighton Read (Red Hat) Feed
On January 25, opensource.com will reach its one-year anniversary. As a part of the celebration, we want you to choose your favorite opensource.com contributor for the 2010 People's Choice Award. Voting will be open through January 27, 2011, and the winner will be announced on January 28, 2011.... Read more
5 comments Posted 17 Jan 2011 by Opensource.com (Red Hat) Feed

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