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The naked ping
The naked, unaswered ping. It might leave you wondering, what did that person want? Was it important? Why didn't they just ask me what they needed?
15 comments Posted 3 Aug 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Bubble hands
Want to thank everyone who came to my session and who sent me wonderful feedback from both the keynote and the session. I was thrilled to see ZDnet wrote a piece about the keynote as well as have practioners, such as Sonya Barry, the Community Manager for Java write things like this about the... Read more
0 comments Posted 2 Aug 2012 by David Eaves Feed
From Netflix, new tools for failing faster
At first blush, the software Netflix open sourced on Monday seems like part of an elaborate joke.
4 comments Posted 1 Aug 2012 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
open source design
If you're a big-time open source fanatic like me, you probably get questions about open source alternatives to proprietary tools rather frequently. From the 'Alternatives to Microsoft® Visio®' department, here are three tips that should help designers who use Visio in an open source environment. If... Read more
10 comments Posted 31 Jul 2012 by Máirín Duffy (Red Hat) Feed
Todd Robinson believes in open source
In open source software communities, few events are as exciting as the release of a new operating system. Community members may wait for months—even years—as fresh versions of their favorite Linux distributions are collectively and meticulously prepared, debugged, and packaged for the world. Next... Read more
2 comments Posted 30 Jul 2012 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
Open video
How many of you have utilized the four million Creative Commons videos on YouTube? Cathy Casserly, CEO of Creative Commons, recently shared a guest post on YouTube's blog, reflecting on the first year of YouTube's Creative Commons video library. According to Casserly, this library is larger than... Read more
0 comments Posted 27 Jul 2012 by Casey Brown Feed
http://xkcd.com/385/
Everyone has been a minority in a larger group. You lived overseas and were the only American. You were the only tattooed person visiting the senior center. You were the only woman at a software conference. At those times, whether you wanted to be or not, you 'represent.' Your actions and words... Read more
0 comments Posted 27 Jul 2012 by Pam Chestek Feed
Crowdfunding
Last month, this site featured an article about the startup I work for, Unglue.it. Briefly, we think more books should be available to the world under Creative Commons licenses, and we think authors and publishers should be paid for their work. We're doing this through a crowdfunding model: raise... Read more
0 comments Posted 24 Jul 2012 by Andromeda Yelton Feed
summer reading
Summer has settled firmly upon opensource.com headquarters in Raleigh—just as it has throughout the rest of the United States—but our team has successfully avoided the scorching, 100-degree heat by spending time with some truely refreshing ideas.
0 comments Posted 20 Jul 2012 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
Linux.com t-shirt finalists
Ladies and gentlemen, the wait is over! Brian Beck has been named the 2012 Linux Foundation T-shirt Design winner.
1 comment Posted 20 Jul 2012 by Casey Brown Feed

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