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One of our frequent writers in the Business channel, Chris Grams, gave the keynote at DrupalCamp Boone today on "Designing culture: The other community plumbing." This post is based on that talk. Drupal is great as a content management system. But as much as we like it, a community is not built by... Read more
1 comment Posted 28 Aug 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Rob Cottingham of the Noise to Signal web cartoon attended Karsten Wade's talk on The Open Source Way Handbook at OSCON. He then posted this great cartoon based on the talk. It's a perfect illustration of the ideas in the handbook.
1 comment Posted 27 Aug 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
We've waited all summer to find out what will happen when the students who have been working on Diaspora return to school and launch the P2P Facebook killer. Now September has come, and they've broken their long silence. Diaspora will launch on September 15.
2 comments Posted 26 Aug 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
We've waited all summer to find out what will happen when the students who have been working on Diaspora return to school and launch the P2P Facebook killer. Now September has come, and they've broken their long silence. Diaspora will launch on September 15.
2 comments Posted 26 Aug 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
We’ve accepted the obvious benefits of open source principles in business and education, law and healthcare. Openness, transparency, and knowledge-sharing helps more people prosper more quickly. We theorize that it can work in any endeavor where communal information needs to be collected, shared,... Read more
0 comments Posted 26 Aug 2010 by bascha (Red Hat) Feed
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The seventh season of Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance crowned its latest champion last week, and for the first time since the show debuted in 2005, I did not care. The first six seasons were a fantastically guilty pleasure—like a hip flask of whiskey at a dry wedding—that I hid from friends and... Read more
1 comment Posted 24 Aug 2010 by Jay David Feed
Earlier this month, Creative Commons asked for comment on the new Public Domain Mark (PDM), "a tool that would make it easy for people to tag and find content already in the public domain." The tag is meant to work alongside the CC0 public domain waiver. It's not meant as a license or legal... Read more
0 comments Posted 20 Aug 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
In early 2009, as the stories of many websites begin, a few college friends were considering what kind of project they might start together. In this particular case, the result was OpenHatch. OpenHatch is a place for developers who want to be involved in open source but don't know where to start.... Read more
2 comments Posted 19 Aug 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
When the open source way starts finding its way to the likes of the pharmaceutical industry, it turns a few heads. A combination of free access and open data has started changing the medical research model, beginning with drug companies collaborating on research for Alzheimer's disease. Dana... Read more
1 comment Posted 18 Aug 2010 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Nearly two million babies would survive past their first month of life each year if they were simply kept warm. That's all. It's called thermal regulation, and all that means is keeping their environments warm so that their calories go to gaining weight and staying healthy instead of keeping their... Read more
0 comments Posted 16 Aug 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed

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