Business

When it comes to running an open source business, the question I’m asked second most often is "How do you market your services?" (The first is "How do you make money selling free software?") I wish I had a concise, step-by-step answer, but I don’t. The best I can do is to relate some of my... Read more
2 comments Posted 26 Oct 2010 by Tarus Balog Feed
David Upton believes in Radically Simple IT. The basic premise, which he's laid out in a number of Harvard Business Review cases, is that IT managers should strive to put systems in place that can be continuously improved over time. By implementing an IT architecture that's as simple and modular as... Read more
0 comments Posted 26 Oct 2010 by Jesse Paddock (Red Hat) Feed
In the years ahead, any leader who hopes to have followers will need to carefully examine the foundations of their own authority. Why? Because we live in a world where the effectiveness of positional power is rapidly diminishing—at least outside of prisons and elementary schools. Thanks to Enron,... Read more
0 comments Posted 25 Oct 2010 by Gary Hamel Feed
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1 comment Posted 25 Oct 2010 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
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1 comment Posted 25 Oct 2010 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
What differentiates Wikipedia from other reference books where you have no idea of the process that went into them is that the Wikipedia encyclopedia is an artifact of an active community. A large one, in fact, with about 41,000 contributors editing five or more times a month and 1,000 active... Read more
4 comments Posted 21 Oct 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Over the last few months, the battle to define the meaning of the word "open" has intensified into one of the more interesting brand positioning exercises I've seen in the technology industry (if you aren't familiar with brand positioning and would like to learn more, consider starting here). I... Read more
9 comments Posted 20 Oct 2010 by Chris Grams Feed
Last weekend, I rented a movie through YouTube. In the interest of full disclosure, I suppose I should tell you straight away that I don't own a television. I sold mine seven years ago, after the year 2003 saw the debut of Nashville Star, The O.C., Fame, and some train-wreck reality show starring... Read more
2 comments Posted 20 Oct 2010 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
Find out the answer on Thursday, October 21 at 1:00pm (EDT) at the Open Your World webcast on "Good Faith Collaboration at Wikipedia" featuring Joseph Reagle. Register now, seating is limited.
0 comments Posted 18 Oct 2010 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Find out the answer on Thursday, October 21 at 1:00pm (EDT) at the Open Your World webcast on "Good Faith Collaboration at Wikipedia" featuring Joseph Reagle. Register now, seating is limited.
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